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PAM_OPEN_SESSION(3) 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 authenticated 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 values: 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. The OpenPAM library is maintained by Dag-Erling Smorgrav <email@example.com>. NetBSD 7.1.2 September 12, 2014 NetBSD 7.1.2