Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #229
Difficulty: Easy
According to NetMarketShare, in September 2019 Linux had a 2% global market share of the desktop / laptop computer market.
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_CLOSE_SESSION(3)                                             Linux-PAM Manual                                             PAM_CLOSE_SESSION(3)

NAME
pam_close_session - terminate PAM session management SYNOPSIS
#include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_close_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags); DESCRIPTION
The pam_close_session function is used to indicate that an authenticated session has ended. The session should have been created with a call to pam_open_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 unmounting 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 terminated. SEE ALSO
pam_open_session(3), pam_strerror(3) Linux-PAM Manual 06/04/2011 PAM_CLOSE_SESSION(3)

Featured Tech Videos