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+.\" ** You probably do not want to edit this file directly **
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+.\" Instead of manually editing it, you probably should edit the DocBook XML
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+.TH "PAM_GET_USER" "3" "02/14/2006" "Linux\-PAM Manual" "Linux\-PAM Manual"
+.\" disable hyphenation
+.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
+pam_get_user \- get user name
+\fB#include <security/pam_modules.h>\fR
+.HP 17
+\fBint\ \fBpam_get_user\fR\fR\fB(\fR\fBconst\ pam_handle_t\ *\fR\fB\fIpamh\fR\fR\fB, \fR\fBconst\ char\ **\fR\fB\fIuser\fR\fR\fB, \fR\fBconst\ char\ *\fR\fB\fIprompt\fR\fR\fB);\fR
+function returns the name of the user specified by
+\fBpam_start\fR(3). If no user was specified it what
+\fBpam_get_item (pamh, PAM_USER, ... );\fR
+would have returned. If this is NULL it obtains the username via the
+mechanism, it prompts the user with the first non\-NULL string in the following list:
+.TP 3
+argument passed to the function.
+What is returned by pam_get_item (pamh, PAM_USER_PROMPT, ... );
+The default prompt: "login: "
+By whatever means the username is obtained, a pointer to it is returned as the contents of
+\fI*user\fR. Note, this memory should
+\fIfree()\fR'd or
+by the module.
+This function sets the
+item associated with the
+User name was successful retrieved.
+A NULL pointer was submitted.
+The conversation method supplied by the application failed to obtain the username.