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PAM_ERROR

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(7)

STANDARDS

The pam_error and pam_verror functions are Linux−PAM extensions.

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