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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pam_start -- initiate a PAM transaction

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     PAM Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pam_start function returns one of the following values:

     [PAM_BUF_ERR]       Memory buffer error.

     [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]    System error.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

FreeBSD 5.2.1                    July 15, 2003                   FreeBSD 5.2.1
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