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ELOGIND(8) elogind ELOGIND(8)

elogind - Login manager

elogind [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}

elogind is a system service that manages user logins. It is responsible for:

•Keeping track of users and sessions, their processes and their idle state

•Providing PolicyKit-based access for users to operations such as system shutdown or sleep

•Implementing a shutdown/sleep inhibition logic for applications

•Handling of power/sleep hardware keys

•Multi-seat management

•Session switch management

•Device access management for users

•Removing of all System V and POSIX IPC objects belonging to the user after the last of the user's sessions terminated. See RemoveIPC= in logind.conf(5) about how to configure this behavior.

User sessions are registered in elogind via the pam_elogind(8) PAM module.

See logind.conf(5) for information about the configuration of this service.

See Multi-Seat on Linux[1] for an introduction into basic concepts of logind such as users, sessions and seats.

See the logind D-Bus API Documentation[2] for information about the APIs logind provides.

For more information on the inhibition logic see the Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation[3].


Upon receiving this signal elogind exits, cleaning up all sessions and seats.


Upon receiving this signal elogind exits, cleaning up all sessions and seats.


Upon receiving this signal elogind exits, leaving all sessions and seats in place.


Reloads the complete daemon configuration. This is mostly equivalent to loginctl reload.

-D, --daemon

Daemonize elogind by double-forking into background.

-h, --help

Show the help text and exit.

The elogind Homepage[4], loginctl(1), logind.conf(5), pam_elogind(8)

Multi-Seat on Linux
logind D-Bus API Documentation
Inhibitor Lock Developer Documentation
elogind Homepage
elogind 246.10