I have read a couple questions on the forum that have related to the time.conf but as far as i can tell no one has been able to make it work.

I need to configure the time.conf to stop the user "test" from having ssh access from 10 am to 1 pm, aside from having this in the time.conf file it seems i also need to activate this but so far i have had no luck.

Currently i have this in my time.conf file: sshd;*;test;Al1000-1300

I have also added the line: account required pam_time.so to the files: /etc/pam.d/config-util ""/sshd ""/login

In the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config i have UsePAM yes

With all these settings i am still able to ssh into the server as test at any time of day.If anyone can tell me extra files i need to enable this in or if my entries are incorrect it would be greatly appreciated.

  • What can you see in the logs?
    – Jakuje
    Jul 12 '17 at 10:01
  • in the messages log when i ssh with the test user i get: Created slice user-1000.slice. Starting user-100.slice. started session 17 of user test. systemd-logind: New session 17 of user test.
    – a.smith
    Jul 12 '17 at 10:09

Stumbled along the answer, i needed to have ! before the time so the setting in time.conf is:


Seems you only need line: account required pam_time.so in the file /etc/pam.d/sshd and it needs to be the first of the account enteries.

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