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PAM_XAUTH_DATA(3)           Linux-PAM Manual           PAM_XAUTH_DATA(3)

NAME         top

       pam_xauth_data - structure containing X authentication data

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <security/pam_appl.h>

       struct pam_xauth_data {
           int namelen;
           char *name;
           int datalen;
           char *data;

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pam_xauth_data structure contains X authentication data used
       to make a connection to an X display. Using this mechanism, an
       application can communicate X authentication data to PAM service
       modules. This allows modules to make a connection to the user's X
       display in order to label the user's session on login, display
       visual feedback or for other purposes.

       The name field contains the name of the authentication method,
       such as "MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1". The namelen field contains the
       length of this string, not including the trailing NUL character.

       The data field contains the authentication method-specific data
       corresponding to the specified name. The datalen field contains
       its length in bytes.

       The X authentication data can be changed with the PAM_XAUTH_DATA
       item. It can be queried and set with pam_get_item(3) and
       pam_set_item (3) respectively. The value used to set it should be
       a pointer to a pam_xauth_data structure. An internal copy of both
       the structure itself and its fields is made by PAM when setting
       the item.

SEE ALSO         top

       pam_start(3), pam_get_item(3),

STANDARDS         top

       The pam_xauth_data structure and PAM_XAUTH_DATA item are
       Linux-PAM extensions.

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

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