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PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)	 BSD Library Functions Manual	   PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3)

NAME
     pam_open_session -- open a	user session

LIBRARY
     Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <security/pam_appl.h>

     int
     pam_open_session(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);

DESCRIPTION
     The pam_open_session sets up a user session for a previously authenti-
     cated user.  The session should later be torn down	by a call to
     pam_close_session(3).

     The flags argument	is the binary or of zero or more of the	following val-
     ues:

     PAM_SILENT		 Do not	emit any messages.

     If	any other bits are set,	pam_open_session will return PAM_SYMBOL_ERR.

RETURN VALUES
     The pam_open_session function returns one of the following	values:

     [PAM_ABORT]	 General failure.

     [PAM_BUF_ERR]	 Memory	buffer error.

     [PAM_CONV_ERR]	 Conversation failure.

     [PAM_PERM_DENIED]	 Permission denied.

     [PAM_SERVICE_ERR]	 Error in service module.

     [PAM_SESSION_ERR]	 Session failure.

     [PAM_SYMBOL_ERR]	 Invalid symbol.

     [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]	 System	error.

SEE ALSO
     pam(3), pam_close_session(3), pam_strerror(3)

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

AUTHORS
     The pam_open_session 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.

BSD			       December	21, 2007			   BSD

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