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pam_strerror — get PAM error message string


cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lpam [ library ... ]

#include <security/pam_appl.h>

const char *pam_strerror(pam_handle_t *pamh, int errnum);


pam_strerror() maps the PAM error number in errnum to a PAM error message string, and returns a pointer to that string. The application should not free or modify the string returned.

The pamh argument is the PAM handle obtained by a prior call to pam_start(). If pam_start() returns an error, a NULL PAM handle should be passed.


Refer to pam(3) for information on thread-safety of PAM interfaces.


pam_strerror() returns NULL if errnum is out-of-range.

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