PAM_SETCRED(3) BSD Library Functions Manual PAM_SETCRED(3)NAMEpam_setcred — modify / delete user credentials for an authentication ser‐
Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)
pam_setcred(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);
The pam_setcred function manages the application's credentials.
The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following val‐
PAM_SILENT Do not emit any messages.
PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED Establish the credentials of the target user.
PAM_DELETE_CRED Revoke all established credentials.
Fully reinitialise credentials.
PAM_REFRESH_CRED Refresh credentials.
The latter four are mutually exclusive.
If any other bits are set, pam_setcred will return PAM_SYMBOL_ERR.
The pam_setcred function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_ABORT] General failure.
[PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error.
[PAM_CONV_ERR] Conversation failure.
[PAM_CRED_ERR] Failed to set user credentials.
[PAM_CRED_EXPIRED] User credentials have expired.
[PAM_CRED_UNAVAIL] Failed to retrieve user credentials.
[PAM_PERM_DENIED] Permission denied.
[PAM_SERVICE_ERR] Error in service module.
[PAM_SYMBOL_ERR] Invalid symbol.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error.
[PAM_USER_UNKNOWN] Unknown user.
SEE ALSOpam(3), pam_strerror(3)STANDARDS
X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules,
The pam_setcred 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
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