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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for pam_open_session (netbsd section 3)

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 ses-
     sion 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


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