audit_log_acct_message − log a user account message


audit_fd,intaudit_log_acct_message(int const char *op, const
char *name, unsigned int id, const char *host, const char
*addr, const char *tty, int result)

This function will log a message to the audit system using a
predefined message format. It should be used for all account
manipulation operations. The function parameters are as

audit_fd ‐ The fd returned by audit_open
type ‐ type of message: AUDIT_USER_CHAUTHTOK for changing any account attributes.
pgname ‐ program’s name, if NULL will attempt to figure out
op  ‐  operation. Ex: "adding user", "changing finger info", "deleting group"
name ‐ user’s account or group name. If not available use NULL.
id  ‐  uid or gid that the operation is being performed on. This is used only when user is NULL.
host ‐ The hostname if known
addr ‐ The network address of the user
tty  ‐ The tty of the user, if NULL will attempt to figure out
result ‐ 1 is "success" and 0 is "failed"

It returns the sequence number which is > 0 on success or <=
0 on error.

This function returns ‐1 on failure. Examine errno for more


Steve Grubb