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PAM_SETCRED(3)          NetBSD Library Functions Manual         PAM_SETCRED(3)

pam_setcred -- modify / delete user credentials for an authentication service
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_setcred(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);
The pam_setcred() function manages the application's credentials. The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following val- ues: 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_BAD_CONSTANT.
The pam_setcred() function returns one of the following values: [PAM_SUCCESS] Success. [PAM_ABORT] General failure. [PAM_BAD_CONSTANT] Bad constant. [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_SYSTEM_ERR] System error. [PAM_USER_UNKNOWN] Unknown user.
pam(3), pam_strerror(3)
X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.
The pam_setcred() 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 10.0 February 24, 2019 NetBSD 10.0
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