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NAME

       pam_get_user - get user name

SYNOPSIS

       #include <security/pam_modules.h>

       int pam_get_user(const pam_handle_t *pamh, const char **user, const char *prompt);

DESCRIPTION

       The pam_get_user function returns the name of the user specified by pam_start(3). If no
       user was specified it what pam_get_item (pamh, PAM_USER, ... ); would have returned. If
       this is NULL it obtains the username via the pam_conv(3) mechanism, it prompts the user
       with the first non-NULL string in the following list:

       ·   The prompt 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
       *user. Note, this memory should not be free()'d or modified by the module.

       This function sets the PAM_USER item associated with the pam_set_item(3) and
       pam_get_item(3) functions.

RETURN VALUES

       PAM_SUCCESS
           User name was successful retrieved.

       PAM_SYSTEM_ERR
           A NULL pointer was submitted.

       PAM_CONV_ERR
           The conversation method supplied by the application failed to obtain the username.

SEE ALSO

       pam_end(3), pam_get_item(3), pam_set_item(3), pam_strerror(3)