PAM_OPEN_SESSION

Section: Linux\-PAM Manual (3)
Updated: 06/27/2006
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NAME

pam_open_session - start PAM session management  

SYNOPSIS

#include <security/pam_appl.h>
int pam_open_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);
 

DESCRIPTION

The pam_open_session function sets up a user session for a previously successful authenticated user. The session should later be terminated with a call to pam_close_session(3).

It should be noted that the effective uid, geteuid(2). of the application should be of sufficient privilege to perform such tasks as creating or mounting the user's home directory for example.

The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following values:

PAM_SILENT
Do not emit any messages.
 

RETURN VALUES

PAM_ABORT
General failure.
PAM_BUF_ERR
Memory buffer error.
PAM_SESSION_ERR
Session failure.
PAM_SUCCESS
Session was successful created.
 

SEE ALSO

pam_close_session(3), pam_strerror(3)


 

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