PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3)              Linux-PAM Manual              PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3)

NAME         top

       pam_acct_mgmt - PAM account validation management

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <security/pam_appl.h>

       int pam_acct_mgmt(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pam_acct_mgmt function is used to determine if the user's account
       is valid. It checks for authentication token and account expiration
       and verifies access restrictions. It is typically called after the
       user has been authenticated.

       The pamh argument is an authentication handle obtained by a prior
       call to pam_start(). The flags argument is the binary or of zero or
       more of the following values:

           Do not emit any messages.

           The PAM module service should return PAM_NEW_AUTHTOK_REQD if the
           user has a null authentication token.

RETURN VALUES         top

           User account has expired.

           Authentication failure.

           The user account is valid but their authentication token is
           expired. The correct response to this return-value is to require
           that the user satisfies the pam_chauthtok() function before
           obtaining service. It may not be possible for some applications
           to do this. In such cases, the user should be denied access until
           such time as they can update their password.

           Permission denied.

           The authentication token was successfully updated.

           User unknown to password service.

SEE ALSO         top

       pam_start(3), pam_authenticate(3), pam_chauthtok(3), pam_strerror(3),

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Linux-PAM Manual                 04/01/2016                 PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3)