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NAME

pam_get_authtok - retrieve authentication token

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LIBRARY


.Lb libpam

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/types.h
.In security/pam_appl.h "int" pam_get_authtok "pam_handle_t *pamh" "int item" "const char **authtok" "const char *prompt"

DESCRIPTION

The pam_get_authtok function returns the cached authentication token, or prompts the user if no token is currently cached. Either way, a pointer to the authentication token is stored in the location pointed to by the authtok argument.

The item argument must have one of the following values:

PAM_AUTHTOK
Returns the current authentication token, or the new token when changing authentication tokens.
PAM_OLDAUTHTOK
Returns the previous authentication token when changing authentication tokens.

The prompt argument specifies a prompt to use if no token is cached. If it is NULL, the PAM_AUTHTOK_PROMPT or PAM_OLDAUTHTOK_PROMPT item, as appropriate, will be used. If that item is also NULL, a hardcoded default prompt will be used.

If item is set to PAM_AUTHTOK and there is a non-null PAM_OLDAUTHTOK item, pam_get_authtok will ask the user to confirm the new token by retyping it. If there is a mismatch, pam_get_authtok will return PAM_TRY_AGAIN.

RETURN VALUES

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

SEE ALSO

pam(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_get_user(3), pam_strerror(3)

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