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+.\" Title: pam_open_session
+.\" Author:
+.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.73.1 <>
+.\" Date: 04/16/2008
+.\" Manual: Linux-PAM Manual
+.\" Source: Linux-PAM Manual
+.TH "PAM_OPEN_SESSION" "3" "04/16/2008" "Linux-PAM Manual" "Linux-PAM Manual"
+.\" disable hyphenation
+.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
+pam_open_session - start PAM session management
+.ft B
+#include <security/pam_appl\.h>
+.HP 21
+.BI "int pam_open_session(pam_handle_t\ *" "pamh" ", int\ " "flags" ");"
+function sets up a user session for a previously successful authenticated user\. The session should later be terminated with a call to
+It should be noted that the effective uid,
+\fBgeteuid\fR(2)\. of the application should be of sufficient privilege to perform such tasks as creating or mounting the user\'s home directory for example\.
+The flags argument is the binary or of zero or more of the following values:
+.RS 4
+Do not emit any messages\.
+.RS 4
+General failure\.
+.RS 4
+Memory buffer error\.
+.RS 4
+Session failure\.
+.RS 4
+Session was successful created\.