PAM_GET_AUTHTOK(3)      NetBSD Library Functions Manual     PAM_GET_AUTHTOK(3)

NAME
     pam_get_authtok -- retrieve authentication token

LIBRARY
     Pluggable Authentication Module Library (libpam, -lpam)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <security/pam_appl.h>

     int
     pam_get_authtok(pam_handle_t *pamh, int item, const char **authtok,
         const char *prompt);

DESCRIPTION
     The pam_get_authtok function returns the cached authentication token, or
     prompts the user if no token is currently cached.  Either way, a pointer
     to the authentication token is stored in the location pointed to by the
     authtok argument.

     The item argument must have one of the following values:

     PAM_AUTHTOK         Returns the current authentication token, or the new
                         token when changing authentication tokens.

     PAM_OLDAUTHTOK      Returns the previous authentication token when chang-
                         ing authentication tokens.

     The prompt argument specifies a prompt to use if no token is cached.  If
     it is NULL, the PAM_AUTHTOK_PROMPT or PAM_OLDAUTHTOK_PROMPT item, as
     appropriate, will be used.  If that item is also NULL, a hardcoded
     default prompt will be used.  Either way, the prompt is expanded using
     openpam_subst(3) before it is passed to the conversation function.

     If pam_get_authtok is called from a module and the authtok_prompt /
     oldauthtok_prompt option is set in the policy file, the value of that
     option takes precedence over both the prompt argument and the
     PAM_AUTHTOK_PROMPT / PAM_OLDAUTHTOK_PROMPT item.

     If item is set to PAM_AUTHTOK and there is a non-null PAM_OLDAUTHTOK
     item, pam_get_authtok will ask the user to confirm the new token by
     retyping it.  If there is a mismatch, pam_get_authtok will return
     PAM_TRY_AGAIN.

RETURN VALUES
     The pam_get_authtok function returns one of the following values:

     [PAM_BUF_ERR]       Memory buffer error.

     [PAM_CONV_ERR]      Conversation failure.

     [PAM_SYSTEM_ERR]    System error.

     [PAM_TRY_AGAIN]     Try again.

SEE ALSO
     openpam_subst(3), pam(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_get_user(3),
     pam_strerror(3)

STANDARDS
     The pam_get_authtok function is an OpenPAM extension.

AUTHORS
     The pam_get_authtok function and this manual page were developed for the
     FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and Network Associates Laboratories, the
     Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR
     contract N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS
     research program.

NetBSD 6.0.1                   December 18, 2011                  NetBSD 6.0.1

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