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getauthuid(3)						     Library Functions Manual						     getauthuid(3)

       getauthuid, storeauthent, setauthfile, endauthent - get/set auth entry

       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <auth.h>

       AUTHORIZATION *getauthuid(uid)
       uid_t uid;

       int storeauthent(auth)
       AUTHORIZATION *auth;

       void setauthfile(pathname)
       char *pathname;

       int endauthent()

       The function looks up the auth entry for the specified user ID and returns a pointer to a static area containing it.

       The function will store the specified auth entry into the local auth database, overwriting any existing entry with the same a_uid field.

       The function will set the pathname of the file to be used for the local auth database in all subsequent operations.

       The functions closes the auth database.	Subsequent calls to getauthuid and storeauthent will reopen it.

       The auth database may be distributed via the BIND/Hesiod naming service.

       Only the super-user and members of the group authread may read information from the auth database.

       Only the super-user may modify the auth database.

       The auth databse may not be distributed via the Yellow Pages service.

Return Values
       Functions  which  return a pointer value will return the null pointer (0) on EOF or error.  Other functions will return zero (0) on success
       and a negative value on failure.

See Also
       getpwent(3), auth(5), edauth(8)
       Security Guide for Users and Programmers
       Security Guide for Administrators
       Guide to the BIND/Hesiod Service


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auth(5) 							File Formats Manual							   auth(5)

       auth - auth database

       The  database is a repository of security-relevant information about each user of the system. This database contains the encrypted password
       associated with the user's account in addition to a list of assorted capabilities.  The database is stored as an database in the files  and
       Records are retrieved with the library routine.	Access to the database is restricted to the superuser and members of the group

       Auth records may be converted to an ASCII representation whose format is:
       The first field is the UID of the entry that is used as the key into the database. Then follows:

       Encrypted Password
		      This  is the user's encrypted password. Whether this password or the one from the file is actually used is determined by the
		      security level that the system is running at.

       Password Modification Time
		      This is the time(2) the password was last set.

       Minimum Password Lifetime
		      This is the minimum number of seconds which must elapse between setting passwords.

       Maximum Password Lifetime
		      This is the maximum period of time for which the password will be valid.

       Account Mask   These are capabilities pertaining to the account itself.	They are:

			 1 A_ENABLE: this account is enabled.
			 2 A_CHANGE_PASSWORD: The user can change his or her password.
			 4 A_ENTER_PASSWORD: The user is not required to use machine-generated passwords.

       Login Failure Count
		      This is the count of unsuccessful login attempts since the last successful login.

       Audit ID       Positive integer identifier used in generating audit records for the user.

       Audit Control  See the reference page, SET_APROC_CNTL section for more information.

       Audit Mask     Determines which events will be audited for the user. See the and reference pages for more information.

       Only the superuser and members of the group may read information from the auth database.  Only the superuser may modify the auth database.

See Also
       audcntl(2), getauthuid(3), getpwent(3), edauth(8)

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