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PAM_PROMPT(3)           NetBSD Library Functions Manual          PAM_PROMPT(3)

pam_prompt -- call the conversation function
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_prompt(const pam_handle_t *pamh, int style, char **resp, const char *fmt, ...);
The pam_prompt() function constructs a message from the specified format string and arguments and passes it to the given PAM context's conversa- tion function. A pointer to the response, or NULL if the conversation function did not return one, is stored in the location pointed to by the resp argument. See pam_vprompt(3) for further details.
The pam_prompt() function returns one of the following values: [PAM_SUCCESS] Success. [PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error. [PAM_CONV_ERR] Conversation failure. [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error.
pam(3), pam_error(3), pam_info(3), pam_strerror(3), pam_vprompt(3)
The pam_prompt() function is an OpenPAM extension.
The pam_prompt() 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 Dag-Erling Smørgrav <>. NetBSD 10.99 June 27, 2023 NetBSD 10.99
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