16.6.2. Common pam_timestamp Directives

The pam_timestamp.so module accepts several directives. Below are the two most commonly used options:
  • timestamp_timeout — Specifies the number of seconds the during which the timestamp file is valid (in seconds). The default value is 300 seconds (five minutes).
  • timestampdir — Specifies the directory in which the timestamp file is stored. The default value is /var/run/sudo/.
For more information about controlling the pam_timestamp.so module, refer to Section 16.8.1, “Installed Documentation”.