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SETAUID(2)		    BSD System Calls Manual		    SETAUID(2)

     setauid — set audit session ID

     #include <bsm/audit.h>

     setauid(au_id_t *auid);

     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‐
			nel failed.

     [EPERM]		The process does not have sufficient permission to
			complete the operation.

     audit(2), auditon(2), getaudit(2), getaudit_addr(2), getauid(2),
     setaudit(2), setaudit_addr(2), libbsm(3)

     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 ⟨⟩.

BSD				April 19, 2005				   BSD

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