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Manual Reference Pages  -  PAM_PROMPT (3)

NAME

pam_prompt - call the conversation function

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
See Also
Standards
Authors

LIBRARY


.Lb libpam

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/types.h
.In security/pam_appl.h int pam_prompt const pam_handle_t *pamh int style char **resp const char *fmt ...

DESCRIPTION

The pam_prompt function constructs a message from the specified format string and arguments and passes it to the given PAM context’s conversation function.

A pointer to the response, or NULL if the conversation function did not return one, is stored in the location pointed to by the resp argument.

See pam_vprompt(3) for further details.

RETURN VALUES

The pam_prompt function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_BUF_ERR]
  Memory buffer error.
[PAM_CONV_ERR]
  Conversation failure.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]
  System error.

SEE ALSO

pam(3), pam_error(3), pam_info(3), pam_strerror(3), pam_vprompt(3)

STANDARDS

The pam_prompt function is an OpenPAM extension.

AUTHORS

The pam_prompt function and this manual page were developed for the
.Fx Project by ThinkSec AS and Network Associates Laboratories, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 ("CBOSS"), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

The OpenPAM library is maintained by
.An Dag-Erling Sm\(/orgrav Aq des@des.no .

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