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PAM_STRERROR(3)         NetBSD Library Functions Manual        PAM_STRERROR(3)

pam_strerror -- get PAM standard error message string
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> const char * pam_strerror(const pam_handle_t *pamh, int error_number);
The pam_strerror() function returns a pointer to a string containing a textual description of the error indicated by the error_number argument in the context of the PAM transaction described by the pamh. The pamh argument is ignored. For compatibility with other implementations, it should be either a valid PAM handle returned by a previous call to pam_start(3), or NULL.
The pam_strerror() function returns NULL on failure.
pam(3), pam_start(3)
X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.
The pam_strerror() 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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