Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #717
Difficulty: Medium
A universal Turing machine can calculate any recursive function, decide any recursive language, and accept any recursively enumerable language.
True or False?
Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

pam_open_session(3) [bsd man page]

PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)						 Linux-PAM Manual					       PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)

NAME
pam_open_session - start PAM session management SYNOPSIS
#include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_open_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags); DESCRIPTION
The pam_open_session function sets up a user session for a previously successful authenticated user. The session should later be terminated with a call to pam_close_session(3). It should be noted that the effective uid, geteuid(2). of the application should be of sufficient privilege to perform such tasks as creating or mounting the user's home directory for example. The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following values: PAM_SILENT Do not emit any messages. RETURN VALUES
PAM_ABORT General failure. PAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_SESSION_ERR Session failure. PAM_SUCCESS Session was successful created. SEE ALSO
pam_close_session(3), pam_strerror(3) Linux-PAM Manual 06/04/2011 PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)

Check Out this Related Man Page

PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 				       PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)

NAME
pam_open_session -- open a user session LIBRARY
Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_open_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags); DESCRIPTION
The pam_open_session sets up a user session for a previously authenticated user. The session should later be torn down by a call to pam_close_session(3). The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following values: PAM_SILENT Do not emit any messages. If any other bits are set, pam_open_session will return PAM_SYMBOL_ERR. RETURN VALUES
The pam_open_session function returns one of the following values: [PAM_ABORT] General failure. [PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error. [PAM_CONV_ERR] Conversation failure. [PAM_PERM_DENIED] Permission denied. [PAM_SERVICE_ERR] Error in service module. [PAM_SESSION_ERR] Session failure. [PAM_SYMBOL_ERR] Invalid symbol. [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error. SEE ALSO
pam(3), pam_close_session(3), pam_strerror(3) STANDARDS
X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997. AUTHORS
The pam_open_session 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. BSD
December 18, 2011 BSD

Featured Tech Videos