GETAUID(2) BSD System Calls Manual GETAUID(2)NAMEgetauid — retrieve audit session ID
The getauid() system call retrieves the active audit session ID for the
current process via the au_id_t pointed to by auid.
This system call requires an appropriate privilege to complete.
Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the
value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
The getauid() function will fail if:
[EFAULT] A failure occurred while data transferred from the
[EPERM] The process does not have sufficient permission to
complete the operation.
SEE ALSOaudit(2), auditon(2), getaudit(2), getaudit_addr(2), setaudit(2),
setaudit_addr(2), setauid(2), libbsm(3)HISTORY
The OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security
division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004.
It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation
for the OpenBSM distribution.
This software was created by McAfee Research, the security research divi‐
sion of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. Additional
authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc.
The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit
event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.
This manual page was written by Robert Watson ⟨rwatson@FreeBSD.org⟩.
BSD April 19, 2005 BSD