pam_prompt man page

pam_prompt, pam_vprompt — interface to conversation function

Synopsis

#include <security/pam_ext.h>

int pam_prompt(pam_handle_t *pamh, int style, char **response, const char *fmt, ...);

int pam_vprompt(pam_handle_t *pamh, int style, char **response, const char *fmt, va_list args);

Description

The pam_prompt function constructs a message from the specified format string and arguments and passes it to the conversation function as set by the service. Upon successful return, response is set to point to a string returned from the conversation function. This string is allocated on heap and should be freed.

Return Values

PAM_BUF_ERR

Memory buffer error.

PAM_CONV_ERR

Conversation failure.

PAM_SUCCESS

Conversation succeded, response is set.

PAM_SYSTEM_ERR

System error.

See Also

pam(8), pam_conv(3)

Standards

The pam_prompt and pam_vprompt functions are Linux-PAM extensions.

Referenced By

pam_error(3).

pam_vprompt(3) is an alias of pam_prompt(3).

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