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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for pam_setcred (opendarwin section 3)

PAM_SETCRED(3)				       App. Programmers' Manual 			       PAM_SETCRED(3)

NAME
pam_setcred - set the credentials for the user
SYNOPSIS
#include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_setcred(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);
DESCRIPTION
pam_setcred This function is used to establish, maintain and delete the credentials of a user. It should be called after a user has been authenticated and before a session is opened for the user (with pam_open_session(3)). It should be noted that credentials come in many forms. Examples include: group memberships; ticket-files; and Linux-PAM environment variables. For this reason, it is important that the basic identity of the user is established, by the application, prior to a call to this function. For example, the default Linux-PAM envi- ronment variables should be set and also initgroups(2) (or equivalent) should have been performed.
VALID FLAGS
PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED initialize the credentials for the user. PAM_DELETE_CRED delete the user's credentials. PAM_REINITIALIZE_CRED delete and then initialize the user's credentials. PAM_REFRESH_CRED extend the lifetime of the existing credentials.
RETURN VALUE
On success PAM_SUCCESS is returned, all other return values should be treated as errors.
ERRORS
May be translated to text with pam_strerror(3).
CONFORMING TO
DCE-RFC 86.0, October 1995.
BUGS
none known.
SEE ALSO
pam_authenticate(3), pam_strerror(3) and pam_open_session(3). Also, see the three Linux-PAM Guides, for System administrators, module developers, and application develop- ers. Linux-PAM 0.58 1997 July 6 PAM_SETCRED(3)


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