pam_syslog man page

pam_syslog, pam_vsyslog — send messages to the system logger


#include <syslog.h>

#include <security/pam_ext.h>

void pam_syslog(const pam_handle_t *pamh, int priority, const char *fmt, ...);
void pam_vsyslog(const pam_handle_t *pamh, int priority, const char *fmt, va_list args);


The pam_syslog function logs messages using syslog(3) and is intended for internal use by Linux-PAM and PAM service modules. The priority argument is formed by ORing the facility and the level values as documented in the syslog(3) manual page.

The pam_vsyslog function performs the same task as pam_syslog() with the difference that it takes a set of arguments which have been obtained using the stdarg(3) variable argument list macros.

See Also



The pam_syslog and pam_vsyslog functions are Linux-PAM extensions.

Referenced By

Explore man page connections for pam_syslog(3).

pam_vsyslog(3) is an alias of pam_syslog(3).