PAM_GET_USER(3)               Linux-PAM Manual               PAM_GET_USER(3)

NAME         top

       pam_get_user - get user name

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <security/pam_modules.h>

       int pam_get_user(const pam_handle_t *pamh, const char **user,
                        const char *prompt);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pam_get_user function returns the name of the user specified by
       pam_start(3). If no user was specified it what pam_get_item (pamh,
       PAM_USER, ... ); would have returned. If this is NULL it obtains the
       username via the pam_conv(3) mechanism, it prompts the user with the
       first non-NULL string in the following list:

       ·   The prompt argument passed to the function.

       ·   What is returned by pam_get_item (pamh, PAM_USER_PROMPT, ... );

       ·   The default prompt: "login: "

       By whatever means the username is obtained, a pointer to it is
       returned as the contents of *user. Note, this memory should not be
       free()'d or modified by the module.

       This function sets the PAM_USER item associated with the
       pam_set_item(3) and pam_get_item(3) functions.

RETURN VALUES         top

           User name was successful retrieved.

           A NULL pointer was submitted.

           The conversation method supplied by the application failed to
           obtain the username.

SEE ALSO         top

       pam_end(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_strerror(3)

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

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