audit_setloginuid(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       audit_setloginuid - Set a program's loginuid value

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_setloginuid(uid_t uid);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function sets the task attribute loginuid with the value of
       uid. The loginuid value may only be set by programs with the
       CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL capability. This normally means the root

       The loginuid value is part of the task structure and is inherited
       by child processes. It is used to track what account a user
       gained system access with. All system entry point programs should
       set this value right before changing to the uid of the user
       granted access so that audit events are properly attributed to
       the that user.

RETURN VALUE         top

       This function returns 0 on success and non-zero otherwise.

SEE ALSO         top

       audit_getloginuid(3), pam_loginuid(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

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Red Hat                         Oct 2006            AUDIT_SETLOGINUID(3)

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