Section (3) pam_error


Linux manual pages Section 3  

Name

pam_error, pam_verror — display error messages to the user

Synopsis

#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

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

PAM_BUF_ERR

Memory buffer error.

PAM_CONV_ERR

Conversation failure.

PAM_SUCCESS

Error message was displayed.

PAM_SYSTEM_ERR

System error.

SEE ALSO

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

STANDARDS

The pam_error and pam_verror functions are Linux-PAM extensions.

See Linux-PAM copyright notice for more information.