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PAM_GET_ITEM(3)       DragonFly Library Functions Manual       PAM_GET_ITEM(3)


pam_get_item -- get PAM information


#include <sys/types.h> #include <security/pam_appl.h> int pam_get_item(const pam_handle_t *pamh, int item_type, const void **item);


The pam_get_item() function stores a pointer to the item specified by the item_type argument in the location pointed to by the item argument. The item is retrieved from the PAM context specified by the pamh argument. If pam_get_item() fails, the item argument is untouched. The following item types are recognized: PAM_SERVICE The name of the requesting service. PAM_USER The name of the user the application is trying to authenticate. PAM_TTY The name of the current terminal. PAM_RHOST The name of the applicant's host. PAM_CONV A struct pam_conv describing the current conversation function. PAM_AUTHTOK The current authentication token. PAM_OLDAUTHTOK The expired authentication token. PAM_RUSER The name of the applicant. PAM_USER_PROMPT The prompt to use when asking the applicant for a user name to authenticate as. PAM_AUTHTOK_PROMPT The prompt to use when asking the applicant for an authentication token. PAM_OLDAUTHTOK_PROMPT The prompt to use when asking the applicant for an expired authentication token prior to changing it. PAM_HOST The name of the host the application runs on. See pam_start(3) for a description of struct pam_conv.


The pam_get_item() function returns one of the following values: [PAM_SUCCESS] Success. [PAM_BAD_ITEM] Unrecognized or restricted item.


pam(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_start(3), pam_strerror(3)


X/Open Single Sign-On Service (XSSO) - Pluggable Authentication Modules, June 1997.


The pam_get_item() 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 program. The OpenPAM library is maintained by Dag-Erling Smorgrav <des@des.no>. DragonFly 5.3 April 30, 2017 DragonFly 5.3

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