|| FreeBSD Library Functions Manual
Pluggable Authentication Modules Library
Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)
DESCRIPTION These functions are OpenPAM extensions to the PAM API. Those named
pam_*() are, in the author's opinion, logical and necessary extensions to the standard API, while those named
openpam_*() are either simple convenience functions, or functions intimately tied to OpenPAM implementation details, and therefore not well suited to standardization.
X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.
The OpenPAM library and this manual page were developed for the
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