pam_acct_mgmt

PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3)                Linux-PAM Manual                PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3)



NAME
       pam_acct_mgmt - PAM account validation management

SYNOPSIS
       #include <security/pam_appl.h>

       int pam_acct_mgmt(pam_handle_t *pamh, int flags);

DESCRIPTION
       The pam_acct_mgmt function is used to determine if the user's account is
       valid. It checks for authentication token and account expiration and
       verifies access restrictions. It is typically called after the user has
       been authenticated.

       The pamh argument is an authentication handle obtained by a prior call to
       pam_start(). The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the
       following values:

       PAM_SILENT
           Do not emit any messages.

       PAM_DISALLOW_NULL_AUTHTOK
           The PAM module service should return PAM_NEW_AUTHTOK_REQD if the user
           has a null authentication token.

RETURN VALUES
       PAM_ACCT_EXPIRED
           User account has expired.

       PAM_AUTH_ERR
           Authentication failure.

       PAM_NEW_AUTHTOK_REQD
           The user account is valid but their authentication token is expired.
           The correct response to this return-value is to require that the user
           satisfies the pam_chauthtok() function before obtaining service. It
           may not be possible for some applications to do this. In such cases,
           the user should be denied access until such time as they can update
           their password.

       PAM_PERM_DENIED
           Permission denied.

       PAM_SUCCESS
           The authentication token was successfully updated.

       PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
           User unknown to password service.

SEE ALSO
       pam_start(3), pam_authenticate(3), pam_chauthtok(3), pam_strerror(3),
       pam(8)



Linux-PAM Manual                   11/10/2020                   PAM_ACCT_MGMT(3)