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pam_strerror(3) [posix man page]

PAM_STRERROR(3) 						 Linux-PAM Manual						   PAM_STRERROR(3)

NAME
pam_strerror - return string describing PAM error code SYNOPSIS
#include <security/pam_appl.h> const char *pam_strerror(pam_handle_t *pamh, int errnum); DESCRIPTION
The pam_strerror function returns a pointer to a string describing the error code passed in the argument errnum, possibly using the LC_MESSAGES part of the current locale to select the appropriate language. This string must not be modified by the application. No library function will modify this string. RETURN VALUES
This function returns always a pointer to a string. SEE ALSO
pam(7) Linux-PAM Manual 06/04/2011 PAM_STRERROR(3)

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pam_strerror(3PAM)					       PAM Library Functions						pam_strerror(3PAM)

NAME
pam_strerror - get PAM error message string SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -lpam [ library... ] #include <security/pam_appl.h> const char *pam_strerror(pam_handle_t*pamh, int errnum); DESCRIPTION
The pam_strerror() function maps the PAM error number in errnum to a PAM error message string, and returns a pointer to that string. The application should not free or modify the string returned. The pamh argument is the PAM handle obtained by a prior call to pam_start(). If pam_start() returns an error, a null PAM handle should be passed. ERRORS
The pam_strerror() function returns the string "Unknown error" if errnum is out-of-range. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for description of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability | Stable | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe with exceptions | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
pam(3PAM), pam_start(3PAM), attributes(5) NOTES
The interfaces in libpam are MT-Safe only if each thread within the multithreaded application uses its own PAM handle. SunOS 5.10 9 Jul 2003 pam_strerror(3PAM)

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