audit_log_user_message(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       audit_log_user_message - log a general user message

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_log_user_message(int audit_fd, int type, const char
       *message, const char *hostname, const char *addr, const char *tty,
       int result)

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function will log a message to the audit system using a
       predefined message format. This function should be used by all ELF
       console apps that do not manipulate accounts or groups. If the
       application is written in Python or another interpreter, then use the
       audit_log_user_comm_message function instead. The function parameters
       are as follows:

       audit_fd - The fd returned by audit_open
       type - type of message, ex: AUDIT_USYS_CONFIG, AUDIT_USER_LOGIN
       message - the message text being sent
       hostname - the hostname if known, NULL if unknown
       addr - The network address of the user, NULL if unknown
       tty - The tty of the user, if NULL will attempt to figure out
       result - 1 is "success" and 0 is "failed"

RETURN VALUE         top

       It returns the sequence number which is > 0 on success or <= 0 on

ERRORS         top

       This function returns -1 on failure. Examine errno for more info.

SEE ALSO         top

       audit_log_user_comm_message(3), audit_log_acct_message(3),
       audit_log_user_avc_message(3), audit_log_semanage_message(3).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

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Red Hat                           July 2016        AUDIT_LOG_USER_MESSAGE(3)

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