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pam_info(3) [freebsd man page]

PAM_INFO(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       PAM_INFO(3)

NAME
pam_info -- display an information message LIBRARY
Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_info(const pam_handle_t *pamh, const char *fmt, ...); DESCRIPTION
The pam_info() function displays an informational message through the intermediary of the given PAM context's conversation function. RETURN VALUES
The pam_info() function returns one of the following values: [PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error. [PAM_CONV_ERR] Conversation failure. [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error. SEE ALSO
pam(3), pam_error(3), pam_prompt(3), pam_strerror(3), pam_vinfo(3) STANDARDS
The pam_info() function is an OpenPAM extension. AUTHORS
The pam_info() 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 Smorgrav <des@des.no>. BSD
September 12, 2014 BSD

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PAM_INFO(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					       PAM_INFO(3)

NAME
pam_info -- display an information message LIBRARY
Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_info(const pam_handle_t *pamh, const char *fmt, ...); DESCRIPTION
The pam_info function displays an informational message through the intermediary of the given PAM context's conversation function. RETURN VALUES
The pam_info function returns one of the following values: [PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error. [PAM_CONV_ERR] Conversation failure. [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error. SEE ALSO
pam(3), pam_error(3), pam_prompt(3), pam_strerror(3), pam_vinfo(3) STANDARDS
The pam_info function is an OpenPAM extension. AUTHORS
The pam_info 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

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