Section (3) pam_get_data


Linux manual pages Section 3  

Name

pam_get_data — get module internal data

Synopsis

#include <security/pam_modules.h>
int pam_get_data( const pam_handle_t *pamh,
  const char *module_data_name,
  const void **data);
 

DESCRIPTION

This function together with the pam_set_data(3) function is useful to manage module-specific data meaningful only to the calling PAM module.

The pam_get_data function looks up the object associated with the (hopefully) unique string module_data_name in the PAM context specified by the pamh argument. A successful call to pam_get_data will result in data pointing to the object. Note, this data is not a copy and should be treated as constant by the module.

RETURN VALUES

PAM_SUCCESS

Data was successful retrieved.

PAM_SYSTEM_ERR

A NULL pointer was submitted as PAM handle or the function was called by an application.

PAM_NO_MODULE_DATA

Module data not found or there is an entry, but it has the value NULL.

SEE ALSO

pam_end(3), pam_set_data(3), pam_strerror(3)

See Linux-PAM copyright notice for more information.