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pam_strerror – get PAM standard error message string



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

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


The pam_strerror() function returns a pointer to a string containing a textual description of the error indicated by the error_number argument. The pamh argument is ignored. For compatibility with other implementations, it should be either a valid PAM handle returned by a previous call to pam_start(3), or NULL.


The pam_strerror() function returns NULL on failure.


pam(3), pam_start(3)


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


The pam_strerror() 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 <Mt des@des.no>.

PAM_STRERROR (3) April 30, 2017

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