PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3PAM) PAM Library Functions PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3PAM)


NAME


pam_acct_mgmt - perform PAM account validation procedures

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lpam [ library ... ]
#include <security/pam_appl.h>


int pam_acct_mgmt(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);


DESCRIPTION


The pam_acct_mgmt() function is called to determine if the current user's
account is valid. It checks for password and account expiration, and
verifies access hour restrictions. This function is typically called
after the user has been authenticated with pam_authenticate(3PAM).


The pamh argument is an authentication handle obtained by a prior call to
pam_start(). The following flags may be set in the flags field:

PAM_SILENT
The account management service should not
generate any messages.


PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK
The account management service should return
PAM_NEW_AUTHTOK_REQD if the user has a null
authentication token.


RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, PAM_SUCCESS is returned. In addition to the
error return values described in pam(3PAM), the following values may be
returned:

PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
User not known to underlying account management
module.


PAM_AUTH_ERR
Authentication failure.


PAM_NEW_AUTHTOK_REQD
New authentication token required. This is
normally returned if the machine security
policies require that the password should be
changed because the password is NULL or has
aged.


PAM_ACCT_EXPIRED
User account has expired.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for description of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-------------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-------------------------+
|Interface Stability | Stable |
+--------------------+-------------------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe with exceptions |
+--------------------+-------------------------+

SEE ALSO


pam(3PAM), pam_authenticate(3PAM), pam_start(3PAM), libpam(3LIB),
attributes(5)

NOTES


The interfaces in libpam are MT-Safe only if each thread within the
multithreaded application uses its own PAM handle.


October 13, 1998 PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3PAM)