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pam_strerror

Section: PAM Library Functions (3PAM)
Updated: 9 Jul 2003
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NAME

pam_strerror - get PAM error message string  

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag... ] file... -lpam [ library... ]
#include <security/pam_appl.h>

const char *pam_strerror(pam_handle_t*pamh, int errnum);  

DESCRIPTION

The pam_strerror() function maps the PAM error number in errnum to a PAM error message string, and returns a pointer to that string. The application should not free or modify the string returned.

The pamh argument is the PAM handle obtained by a prior call to pam_start(). If pam_start() returns an error, a null PAM handle should be passed.  

ERRORS

The pam_strerror() function returns the string "Unknown error" if errnum is out-of-range.  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for description of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability Stable
MT-LevelMT-Safe with exceptions

 

SEE ALSO

pam(3PAM), pam_start(3PAM), attributes(5)  

NOTES

The interfaces in libpam are MT-Safe only if each thread within the multithreaded application uses its own PAM handle.


 

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