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

PAM_START(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 		     PAM_START(3)

NAME
     pam_start -- initiate a PAM transaction

LIBRARY
     Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <security/pam_appl.h>

     int
     pam_start(const char *service, const char *user, const struct pam_conv *pam_conv,
	 pam_handle_t **pamh);

DESCRIPTION
     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 conversation function to
     use; see pam_conv for details.

RETURN VALUES
     The pam_start function returns one of the following values:

     [PAM_BUF_ERR]	 Memory buffer error.

     [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]	 System error.

SEE ALSO
     pam(3), pam_end(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_strerror(3)

STANDARDS
     X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.

AUTHORS
     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 research program.

BSD					December 18, 2011				      BSD


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