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NAME

pam_start - initiate a PAM transaction

CONTENTS

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Synopsis
Description
Return Values
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LIBRARY


.Lb libpam

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/types.h
.In 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
.Vt struct pam_conv describing the conversation 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)

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