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Login session

In computing, a login session is the period of activity between a user logging in and logging out of a (multi-user) system.

On Unix and Unix-like operating systems, a login session takes one of two main forms:

  • When a textual user interface is used, a login session is represented as a kernel session — a collection of process groups with the logout action managed by a session leader.
  • Where an X display manager is employed, a login session is considered to be the lifetime of a designated user process that the display manager invokes.

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