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Manual Reference Pages  -  PAM_START (3)

NAME

pam_start - initiate a PAM transaction

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_start const char *service const char *user const struct pam_conv *pam_conv pam_handle_t **pamh

DESCRIPTION

The pam_start function creates and initializes a PAM context.

The service argument specifies the name of the policy to apply, and is stored in the PAM_SERVICE item in the created context.

The user argument specifies the name of the target user - the user the created context will serve to authenticate. It is stored in the PAM_USER item in the created context.

The pam_conv argument points to a
.Vt struct pam_conv describing the conversation function to use; see pam_conv for details.

RETURN VALUES

The pam_start function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_BUF_ERR]
  Memory buffer error.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]
  System error.

SEE ALSO

pam(3), pam_end(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_strerror(3)

STANDARDS


.Rs X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules
.Re

AUTHORS

The pam_start 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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