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NAME

pam_setcred - modify / delete user credentials for an authentication service

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_setcred "pam_handle_t *pamh" "int flags"

DESCRIPTION

The pam_setcred function manages the application’s credentials.

The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following values:

PAM_SILENT
Do not emit any messages.
PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED
Establish the credentials of the target user.
PAM_DELETE_CRED
Revoke all established credentials.
PAM_REINITIALIZE_CRED
Fully reinitialise credentials.
PAM_REFRESH_CRED
Refresh credentials.

The latter four are mutually exclusive.

If any other bits are set, pam_setcred will return PAM_SYMBOL_ERR.

RETURN VALUES

The pam_setcred function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_ABORT]
General failure.
[PAM_BUF_ERR]
Memory buffer error.
[PAM_CONV_ERR]
Conversation failure.
[PAM_CRED_ERR]
Failed to set user credentials.
[PAM_CRED_EXPIRED]
User credentials have expired.
[PAM_CRED_UNAVAIL]
Failed to retrieve user credentials.
[PAM_PERM_DENIED]
Permission denied.
[PAM_SERVICE_ERR]
Error in service module.
[PAM_SYMBOL_ERR]
Invalid symbol.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]
System error.
[PAM_USER_UNKNOWN]
Unknown user.

SEE ALSO

pam(3), pam_strerror(3)

STANDARDS

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