LIBPAM(3LIB) Interface Libraries LIBPAM(3LIB)


NAME


libpam - PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) library

SYNOPSIS


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


DESCRIPTION


Functions in this library provide routines for the Pluggable
Authentication Module (PAM).

INTERFACES


The shared object libpam.so.1 provides the public interfaces defined
below. See Intro(3) for additional information on shared object
interfaces.


pam_acct_mgmt pam_authenticate
pam_chauthtok pam_close_session
pam_end pam_get_data
pam_get_item pam_get_user
pam_getenv pam_getenvlist
pam_open_session pam_putenv
pam_set_data pam_set_item
pam_setcred pam_start
pam_strerror


FILES


/lib/libpam.so.1

shared object


/etc/pam.conf

configuration file


/usr/lib/security/pam_dial_auth.so.1

authentication management PAM module for dialups


/usr/lib/security/pam_rhosts_auth.so.1

authentication management PAM modules that use ruserok()


/usr/lib/security/pam_sample.so.1

sample PAM module


ATTRIBUTES


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


+---------------+-------------------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-------------------------+
|MT Level | MT-Safe with exceptions |
+---------------+-------------------------+

SEE ALSO


pvs(1), Intro(3), pam(3PAM), pam.conf(4), attributes(5),
pam_authtok_check(5), pam_authtok_get(5), pam_authtok_store(5),
pam_dial_auth(5), pam_dhkeys(5), pam_passwd_auth(5), pam_rhosts_auth(5),
pam_sample(5), pam_unix_account(5), pam_unix_auth(5), pam_unix_session(5)

NOTES


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


The pam_unix(5) module is no longer supported. Similar functionality is
provided by pam_authtok_check(5), pam_authtok_get(5),
pam_authtok_store(5), pam_dhkeys(5), pam_passwd_auth(5),
pam_unix_account(5), pam_unix_auth(5), and pam_unix_session(5).


March 24, 2004 LIBPAM(3LIB)