audit_setloginuid

AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)            Linux Audit API           AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)



NAME
       audit_setloginuid - Set a program's loginuid value

SYNOPSIS
       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_setloginuid(uid_t uid);


DESCRIPTION
       This function sets the task attribute loginuid with the value of uid.
       The loginuid value may only be set by programs with the
       CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL capability. This normally means the root account.

       The loginuid value is part of the task structure and is inheritted by
       child processes. It is used to track what account a user gained system
       access with. All system entry point programs should set this value
       right before changing to the uid of the user granted access so that
       audit events are properly attributed to the that user.


RETURN VALUE
       This function returns 0 on success and non-zero otherwise.


SEE ALSO
       audit_getloginuid(3), pam_loginuid(8)


AUTHOR
       Steve Grubb



Red Hat                            Oct 2006               AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)