NAME [Toc] [Back]
pam_open_session, pam_close_session - perform PAM session creation and
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lpam [ library ... ]
int pam_open_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);
int pam_close_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
pam_open_session() is called after a user has been successfully
authenticated (refer to pam_authenticate(3) and pam_acct_mgmt(3)) and
is used to notify the session modules that a new session has been
initiated. All programs that use the pam(3) library should invoke
pam_open_session() when beginning a new session. Upon termination of
this activity, pam_close_session() should be invoked to inform pam(3)
that the session has terminated.
The pamh argument is an authentication handle obtained by a prior call
to pam_start(). The following flag may be set in the flags field for
pam_open_session() and pam_close_session():
PAM_SILENT The session service should not generate any messages.
APPLICATION USAGE [Toc] [Back]
Refer to pam(3) for information on thread-safety of PAM interfaces.
RETURN VALUES [Toc] [Back]
Upon successful completion, PAM_SUCCESS is returned. In addition to
the return values defined in pam(3), the following value may be
returned on error:
PAM_SESSION_ERR Can not make/remove an entry for the specified
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
pam(3), pam_start(3), pam_authenticate(3), pam_acct_mgmt(3).
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