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getspwent(3X)							 getspwent(3X)

       getspwent(), getspwuid(), getspwaid(), getspwnam(), setspwent(), endsp‐
       went(), fgetspwent(), getspwent_r(), getspwuid_r(), getspwaid_r(), get‐
       spwnam_r(),  setspwent_r(),  endspwent_r(), fgetspwent_r() - get secure
       password file entry on trusted systems

   Obsolescent Interfaces
       The following re-entrant interfaces are to be obsoleted:

       These privileged routines provide  access  to  the  protected  password
       database	 in  a	manner similar to the way getpwent(3C) routines handle
       the regular password file,

       These routines are particularly useful in situations where  it  is  not
       necessary  to  get  information from the regular password file.	getsp‐
       went(3X) can be used on a trusted system to return the password,	 audit
       ID,  and audit flag information.	 Programs using these routines must be
       linked with the security library,

       Note that routines are  no  longer  supported.	They  are  temporarily
       available  for  backward compatibility.	New applications accessing the
       protected password database on trusted systems should use the routines.
       See getprpwent(3).

       and  each  returns  a  pointer to an object of s_passwd structure.  The
       s_passwd structure is maintained for compatibility with existing	 soft‐
       ware and consists of five fields as follows:

       Since  the  s_passwd  structure	is  declared in the header file, it is
       unnecessary to redeclare it.

       To access other fields in the protected password database that are  not
       included	 in  the  s_passwd  structure,	use See getprpwent(3) for more

       When first called,  returns  a  pointer	to  each  s_passwd   structure
			   obtained  from  the protected password database for
			   each user in sequence.   Subsequent	calls  can  be
			   used to search the entire database.

       Searches for an entry that matches the specified
			   uid.	  It  then returns a pointer to the particular
			   structure in which uid is found.

       Similarly searches for a numerical audit
			   ID matching aid and returns a pointer to  the  par‐
			   ticular  structure  in  which  aid  is  found  (see
			   passwd(4) for details on this field).

       Searches for an entry that matches the specified
			   name.  Returns a pointer to the  particular	struc‐
			   ture in which name is found.

       Resets the protected password database pointer to the beginning of the
			   file to allow repeated searches.

       Should be called to close the protected password database file
			   when processing is complete.

       Is no longer supported. It is provided for those applications that
			   did not use

   Reentrant Interfaces
       and expect to be passed three extra parameters:

       1. The  address	of  an	s_passwd  structure  where  the result will be

       2. A buffer to store character strings (such as the password) to	 which
	  fields in the s_passwd structure will point;

       3. The  length of the user-supplied buffer.  A buffer length of 1024 is

       In addition to the above three parameters,  requires  a	pointer	 to  a
       variable.   and	are  to	 be used only in conjunction with and take the
       same pointer to a variable as a parameter.  can be used	to  rewind  or
       open  the  protected  password database.	 should be called when done to
       close the file.

       Note that the variable must be initialized to NULL before it is	passed
       to  or for the first time.  Thereafter it should not be modified in any

       and are to be obsoleted at a future date.

       In a multithreaded application, these routines are safe	to  be	called
       only from one dedicated thread.	These routines are not POSIX.1c async-
       cancel safe nor async-signal safe.

       returns a NULL pointer if any of its routines encounters an end-of-file
       or  error  while	 searching, or if the effective user ID of the calling
       process is not zero.

       returns a −1 if any of its routines encounters an end-of-file or error,
       or if the supplied buffer has insufficient length.  If the operation is
       successful, 0 is returned.

       The above routines use which causes them to increase the size  of  pro‐
       grams by more than might otherwise be expected.

       Since all information for and is contained in a static area, it must be
       copied to be saved.

       Network Information Service is not supported on trusted systems.

       The routines described in this manpage are no longer  supported.	  They
       are  temporarily	 available  for	 backward  compatibility and are to be

   Obsolescent Interfaces
       The following interfaces are to be obsoleted: and

       HP-UX 11i Version 3 is the last	release	 to  support  trusted  systems

       The  following  code  excerpt  counts the number of entries in the pro‐
       tected password database:

       was developed by HP.

       Protected Password database

       ypcat(1),  getgrent(3C),	 getlogin(3C),	getpwent(3C),	getprpwent(3),

				TO BE OBSOLETED			 getspwent(3X)

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