PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3) Library Functions Manual PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)

pam_open_sessionopen a user session

Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)

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

int
pam_open_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);

The pam_open_session sets up a user session for a previously authenticated user. The session should later be torn down by a call to pam_close_session(3).

The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following values:

Do not emit any messages.

If any other bits are set, pam_open_session will return PAM_SYMBOL_ERR.

The pam_open_session function returns one of the following values:

[PAM_ABORT]
General failure.
[PAM_BUF_ERR]
Memory buffer error.
[PAM_CONV_ERR]
Conversation failure.
[PAM_PERM_DENIED]
Permission denied.
[PAM_SERVICE_ERR]
Error in service module.
[PAM_SESSION_ERR]
Session failure.
[PAM_SYMBOL_ERR]
Invalid symbol.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]
System error.

pam(3), pam_close_session(3), pam_strerror(3)

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

The pam_open_session 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.

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