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PAM_START(3) NetBSD Library Functions Manual PAM_START(3)
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pam_start -- initiate a PAM transaction
pam_start(const char *service, const char *user,
const struct pam_conv *pam_conv, pam_handle_t **pamh);
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 struct pam_conv describing the conver-
sation function to use; see pam_conv for details.
The pam_start() function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_BAD_ITEM] Unrecognized or restricted item.
[PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error.
pam(3), pam_end(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_strerror(3)
X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules,
The pam_start() 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
The OpenPAM library is maintained by Dag-Erling Smørgrav <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
NetBSD 9.2 April 30, 2017 NetBSD 9.2