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LOGIN_CAP(3)		 BSD Library Functions Manual		  LOGIN_CAP(3)

NAME
     login_getclass, login_getcapbool, login_getcapnum,	login_getcapsize,
     login_getcapstr, login_getcaptime,	login_close, setclasscontext,
     setusercontext -- query login.conf	database about a user class

LIBRARY
     System Utilities Library (libutil,	-lutil)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <login_cap.h>

     login_cap_t *
     login_getclass(char *class);

     int
     login_getcapbool(login_cap_t *lc, const char *cap,	u_int def);

     quad_t
     login_getcapnum(login_cap_t *lc, const char *cap, quad_t def,
	 quad_t	err);

     quad_t
     login_getcapsize(login_cap_t *lc, const char *cap,	quad_t def,
	 quad_t	err);

     char *
     login_getcapstr(login_cap_t *lc, const char *cap, char *def, char *err);

     quad_t
     login_getcaptime(login_cap_t *lc, const char *cap,	quad_t def,
	 quad_t	err);

     void
     login_close(login_cap_t *lc);

     int
     setclasscontext(const char	*class,	u_int flags);

     int
     setusercontext(login_cap_t	*lc, const struct passwd *pwd, uid_t uid,
	 u_int flags);

DESCRIPTION
     The login_getclass() function extracts the	entry specified	by class (or
     default if	class is NULL or the empty string) from	/etc/login.conf	(see
     login.conf(5)).  If the entry is found, a login_cap_t pointer is re-
     turned.  NULL is returned if the user class is not	found.	When the
     login_cap_t structure is no longer	needed,	it should be freed by the
     login_close() function.

     Once lc has been returned by login_getclass(), any	of the other login_*()
     functions may be called.

     The login_getcapnum(), login_getcapsize(),	login_getcapstr(), and
     login_getcaptime()	functions all query the	database entry for a field
     named cap.	 If the	field is found,	its value is returned.	If the field
     is	not found, the value specified by def is returned.  If an error	is en-
     countered while trying to find the	field, err is returned.	 See
     login.conf(5) for a discussion of the various textual forms the value may
     take.  The	login_getcapbool() function is slightly	different.  It returns
     def if no capabilities were found for this	class (typically meaning that
     the default class was used	and the	/etc/login.conf	file is	missing).  It
     returns a non-zero	value if cap, with no value, was found,	zero other-
     wise.

     The setclasscontext() function takes class, the name of a user class, and
     sets the resources	defined	by that	class according	to flags.  Only	the
     LOGIN_SETPATH, LOGIN_SETPRIORITY, LOGIN_SETRESOURCES, and LOGIN_SETUMASK
     bits are used.  (See setusercontext() below).  It returns 0 on success
     and -1 on failure.

     The setusercontext() function sets	the resources according	to flags.  The
     lc	argument, if not NULL, contains	the class information that should be
     used.  The	pwd argument, if not NULL, provides information	about the
     user.  Both lc and	pwd cannot be NULL.  The uid argument is used in place
     of	the user id contained in the pwd structure when	calling	setuid(2).
     The various bits available	to be or-ed together to	make up	flags are:

     LOGIN_SETGID	   Set the group id.  Requires the pwd field be	speci-
			   fied.

     LOGIN_SETGROUPS	   Set the group membership list by calling
			   initgroups(3).  Requires the	pwd field be speci-
			   fied.

     LOGIN_SETGROUP	   Set the group id and	call initgroups(3).  Requires
			   the pwd field be specified.

     LOGIN_SETLOGIN	   Sets	the login name by setlogin(2).	Requires the
			   pwd field be	specified.

     LOGIN_SETPATH	   Sets	the PATH environment variable.

     LOGIN_SETPRIORITY	   Sets	the priority by	setpriority(2).

     LOGIN_SETRESOURCES	   Sets	the various system resources by	setrlimit(2).

     LOGIN_SETUMASK	   Sets	the umask by umask(2).

     LOGIN_SETUSER	   Sets	the user id to uid by setuid(2).

     LOGIN_SETENV	   Sets	the environment	variables as defined by	the
			   setenv keyword, by setenv(3).

     LOGIN_SETALL	   Sets	all of the above.

SEE ALSO
     setlogin(2), setpriority(2), setrlimit(2),	setuid(2), umask(2),
     initgroups(3), secure_path(3), login.conf(5)

HISTORY
     The login_getclass	family of functions are	largely	based on the BSD/OS
     implementation of same, and appeared in NetBSD 1.5	by kind	permission.

CAVEATS
     The string	returned by login_getcapstr() is allocated via malloc(3) when
     the specified capability is present and thus it is	the responsibility of
     the caller	to free() this space.  However,	if the capability was not
     found or an error occurred	and def	or err (whichever is relevant) are
     non-NULL the returned value is simply what	was passed in to
     login_getcapstr().	 Therefore it is not possible to blindly free()	the
     return value without first	checking it against def	and err.

     The same warnings set forth in setlogin(2)	apply to setusercontext() when
     the LOGIN_SETLOGIN	flag is	used.  Specifically, changing the login	name
     affects all processes in the current session, not just the	current
     process.  See setlogin(2) for more	information.

BSD				October	6, 2007				   BSD

NAME | LIBRARY | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | CAVEATS

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