C. Sample PAM Conversation Function

The conversation function presented below is a greatly simplified version of OpenPAM's openpam_ttyconv(3). It is fully functional, and should give the reader a good idea of how a conversation function should behave, but it is far too simple for real-world use. Even if you are not using OpenPAM, feel free to download the source code and adapt openpam_ttyconv(3) to your uses; we believe it to be as robust as a tty-oriented conversation function can reasonably get.

/*-
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 * This software was developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and
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 * Network Associates, Inc.  under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
 * ("CBOSS"), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.
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#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>

#include <security/pam_appl.h>

int
converse(int n, const struct pam_message **msg,
	struct pam_response **resp, void *data)
{
	struct pam_response *aresp;
	char buf[PAM_MAX_RESP_SIZE];
	int i;

	data = data;
	if (n <= 0 || n > PAM_MAX_NUM_MSG)
		return (PAM_CONV_ERR);
	if ((aresp = calloc(n, sizeof *aresp)) == NULL)
		return (PAM_BUF_ERR);
	for (i = 0; i < n; ++i) {
		aresp[i].resp_retcode = 0;
		aresp[i].resp = NULL;
		switch (msg[i]->msg_style) {
		case PAM_PROMPT_ECHO_OFF:
			aresp[i].resp = strdup(getpass(msg[i]->msg));
			if (aresp[i].resp == NULL)
				goto fail;
			break;
		case PAM_PROMPT_ECHO_ON:
			fputs(msg[i]->msg, stderr);
			if (fgets(buf, sizeof buf, stdin) == NULL)
				goto fail;
			aresp[i].resp = strdup(buf);
			if (aresp[i].resp == NULL)
				goto fail;
			break;
		case PAM_ERROR_MSG:
			fputs(msg[i]->msg, stderr);
			if (strlen(msg[i]->msg) > 0 &&
			    msg[i]->msg[strlen(msg[i]->msg) - 1] != '\n')
				fputc('\n', stderr);
			break;
		case PAM_TEXT_INFO:
			fputs(msg[i]->msg, stdout);
			if (strlen(msg[i]->msg) > 0 &&
			    msg[i]->msg[strlen(msg[i]->msg) - 1] != '\n')
				fputc('\n', stdout);
			break;
		default:
			goto fail;
		}
	}
	*resp = aresp;
	return (PAM_SUCCESS);
 fail:
        for (i = 0; i < n; ++i) {
                if (aresp[i].resp != NULL) {
                        memset(aresp[i].resp, 0, strlen(aresp[i].resp));
                        free(aresp[i].resp);
                }
        }
        memset(aresp, 0, n * sizeof *aresp);
	*resp = NULL;
	return (PAM_CONV_ERR);
}

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