13.19. Interfaces for libpam

Table 13-40 defines the library name and shared object name for the libpam library

Table 13-40. libpam Definition


The Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) interfaces allow applications to request authentication via a system administrator defined mechanism, known as a service.

A single service name, other, shall always be present. The behavior of this service shall be determined by the system administrator. Additional service names may also exist.

Note: Future versions of this specification might define additional service names.

The behavior of the interfaces in this library is specified by the following specifications:

[LSB] This Specification

13.19.1. Pluggable Authentication API Interfaces for Pluggable Authentication API

An LSB conforming implementation shall provide the generic functions for Pluggable Authentication API specified in Table 13-41, with the full mandatory functionality as described in the referenced underlying specification.

Table 13-41. libpam - Pluggable Authentication API Function Interfaces

pam_acct_mgmt [LSB]pam_authenticate [LSB]pam_chauthtok [LSB]pam_close_session [LSB]
pam_end [LSB]pam_fail_delay [LSB]pam_get_item [LSB]pam_getenvlist [LSB]
pam_open_session [LSB]pam_set_item [LSB]pam_setcred [LSB]pam_start [LSB]
pam_strerror [LSB]