|PAM_START(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||PAM_START(3)|
NAMEpam_start — initiate a PAM transaction
LIBRARYPluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)
SYNOPSIS#include < sys/types.h>
#include < security/pam_appl.h>
pam_start( const char *service, const char *user, const struct pam_conv *pam_conv, pam_handle_t **pamh);
DESCRIPTIONThe 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 struct pam_conv describing the conversation function to use; see pam_conv for details.
RETURN VALUESThe pam_start() function returns one of the following values:
- [ PAM_BUF_ERR]
- Memory buffer error.
- [ PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]
- System error.
STANDARDSX/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.
AUTHORSThe pam_start() function and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD 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<email@example.com>.
|September 12, 2014||FreeBSD|