pam_error(3) — Linux manual page


PAM_ERROR(3)                Linux-PAM Manual                PAM_ERROR(3)

NAME         top

       pam_error, pam_verror - display error messages to the user

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <security/pam_ext.h>

       int pam_error(pam_handle_t *pamh, const char *fmt, ...);

       int pam_verror(pam_handle_t *pamh, const char *fmt,
                      va_list args);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pam_error function prints error messages through the
       conversation function to the user.

       The pam_verror function performs the same task as pam_error()
       with the difference that it takes a set of arguments which have
       been obtained using the stdarg(3) variable argument list macros.

RETURN VALUES         top

           Memory buffer error.

           Conversation failure.

           Error message was displayed.

           System error.

SEE ALSO         top

       pam_info(3), pam_vinfo(3), pam_prompt(3), pam_vprompt(3), pam(8)

STANDARDS         top

       The pam_error and pam_verror functions are Linux-PAM extensions.

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Linux-PAM Manual               12/22/2023                   PAM_ERROR(3)