pam_set_data - set module internal data
int pam_set_data(pam_handle_t *pamh, const char *module_data_name,
void (*cleanup)(pam_handle_t *pamh, void *data, int error_status));
The pam_set_data function associates a pointer to an object with the
(hopefully) unique string module_data_name in the PAM context specified
by the pamh argument.
PAM modules may be dynamically loadable objects. In general such files
should not contain static variables. This function and its counterpart
pam_get_data(3), provide a mechanism for a module to associate some
data with the handle pamh. Typically a module will call the
pam_set_data function to register some data under a (hopefully) unique
module_data_name. The data is available for use by other modules too
but not by an application. Since this functions stores only a pointer
to the data, the module should not modify or free the content of it.
The function cleanup() is associated with the data and, if non-NULL, it
is called when this data is over-written or following a call to
The error_status argument is used to indicate to the module the sort of
action it is to take in cleaning this data item. As an example,
Kerberos creates a ticket file during the authentication phase, this
file might be associated with a data item. When pam_end(3) is called by
the module, the error_status carries the return value of the
pam_authenticate(3) or other libpam function as appropriate. Based on
this value the Kerberos module may choose to delete the ticket file
(authentication failure) or leave it in place.
The error_status may have been logically OR'd with either of the
following two values:
When a data item is being replaced (through a second call to
pam_set_data) this mask is used. Otherwise, the call is assumed to
be from pam_end(3).
Which indicates that the process would prefer to perform the
cleanup() quietly. That is, discourages logging/messages to the
Memory buffer error.
Data was successful stored.
A NULL pointer was submitted as PAM handle or the function was
called by an application.
pam_end(3), pam_get_data(3), pam_strerror(3)