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PAM_START(3)	      DragonFly Library Functions Manual	  PAM_START(3)

NAME

pam_start -- initiate a PAM transaction

LIBRARY

Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h> #include <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 struct pam_conv describing the conver- sation 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

X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.

AUTHORS

The 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. DragonFly 4.1 May 26, 2012 DragonFly 4.1