audit_setloginuid(3) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)         Linux Audit API        AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)

NAME         top

       audit_setloginuid - Set a program's loginuid value

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_setloginuid(uid_t uid);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function sets the task attribute loginuid with the value of
       uid. The loginuid value may only be set by programs with the
       CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL capability. This normally means the root
       account.

       The loginuid value is part of the task structure and is
       inheritted by child processes. It is used to track what account a
       user gained system access with. All system entry point programs
       should set this value right before changing to the uid of the
       user granted access so that audit events are properly attributed
       to the that user.

RETURN VALUE         top

       This function returns 0 on success and non-zero otherwise.

SEE ALSO         top

       audit_getloginuid(3), pam_loginuid(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                         Oct 2006            AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)

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