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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     openpam_log -- log a message through syslog

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     PAM Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

     openpam_log(int level, const char *fmt, ...);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The openpam_log function logs messages using syslog(3).  It is primarily
     intended for internal use by the library and modules.

     The level argument indicates the importance of the message.  The following
 levels are defined:

     PAM_LOG_DEBUG       Debugging messages.  These messages are normally not
                         logged unless the global integer variable
                         _openpam_debug is set to a non-zero value, in which
                         case they are logged with a syslog(3) priority of

     PAM_LOG_VERBOSE     Information about the progress of the authentication
                         process, or other non-essential messages.  These messages
 are logged with a syslog(3) priority of

     PAM_LOG_NOTICE      Messages relating to non-fatal errors.  These messages
 are logged with a syslog(3) priority of

     PAM_LOG_ERROR       Messages relating to serious errors.  These messages
                         are logged with a syslog(3) priority of LOG_ERR.

     The remaining arguments are a printf(3) format string and the corresponding

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     pam(3), printf(3), syslog(3)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The openpam_log function is an OpenPAM extension.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The openpam_log 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.

FreeBSD 5.2.1                    July 15, 2003                   FreeBSD 5.2.1
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