SETAUID(2) BSD System Calls Manual SETAUID(2)NAMEsetauid — set audit session ID
The setauid() system call sets the active audit session ID for the cur‐
rent process from 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 setauid() function will fail if:
[EFAULT] A failure occurred while data transferred to the ker‐
[EPERM] The process does not have sufficient permission to
complete the operation.
SEE ALSOaudit(2), auditon(2), getaudit(2), getaudit_addr(2), getauid(2),
setaudit(2), setaudit_addr(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