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Manual Pages  — PAM_GET_ITEM

NAME

pam_get_item – get PAM information

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS

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

int
pam_get_item(const pam_handle_t *pamh, int item_type, const void **item);

DESCRIPTION

The pam_get_item() function stores a pointer to the item specified by the item_type argument in the location pointed to by the item argument. The item is retrieved from the PAM context specified by the pamh argument. If pam_get_item() fails, the item argument is untouched.

The following item types are recognized:
PAM_SERVICE
  The name of the requesting service.
PAM_USER
  The name of the user the application is trying to authenticate.
PAM_TTY
  The name of the current terminal.
PAM_RHOST
  The name of the applicant's host.
PAM_CONV
  A struct pam_conv describing the current conversation function.
PAM_AUTHTOK
  The current authentication token.
PAM_OLDAUTHTOK
  The expired authentication token.
PAM_RUSER
  The name of the applicant.
PAM_USER_PROMPT
  The prompt to use when asking the applicant for a user name to authenticate as.
PAM_AUTHTOK_PROMPT
  The prompt to use when asking the applicant for an authentication token.
PAM_OLDAUTHTOK_PROMPT
  The prompt to use when asking the applicant for an expired authentication token prior to changing it.
PAM_HOST
  The name of the host the application runs on.

See pam_start(3) for a description of struct pam_conv.

RETURN VALUES

The pam_get_item() function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_SYMBOL_ERR]
  Invalid symbol.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]
  System error.

SEE ALSO

pam(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_start(3), pam_strerror(3)

STANDARDS

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

AUTHORS

The pam_get_item() 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.

The OpenPAM library is maintained by Dag-Erling Sm/orgrav <des@des.no>.


PAM_GET_ITEM (3) September 12, 2014

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