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OPENPAM_TTYCONV(3)      NetBSD Library Functions Manual     OPENPAM_TTYCONV(3)

openpam_ttyconv -- simple tty-based conversation function
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> #include <security/openpam.h> int openpam_ttyconv(int n, const struct pam_message **msg, struct pam_response **resp, void *data);
The openpam_ttyconv() function is a standard conversation function suit- able for use on TTY devices. It should be adequate for the needs of most text-based interactive programs. The openpam_ttyconv() function allows the application to specify a time- out for user input by setting the global integer variable openpam_ttyconv_timeout to the length of the timeout in seconds.
The openpam_ttyconv() 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.
getpass(3), openpam_nullconv(3), pam(3), pam_prompt(3), pam_strerror(3), pam_vprompt(3)
The openpam_ttyconv() function is an OpenPAM extension.
The openpam_ttyconv() 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 9.0 April 30, 2017 NetBSD 9.0
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