audit_log_acct_message — log a user account message


#include <libaudit.h>

int audit_log_acct_message(int audit_fd, int type, const char *pgname, const char *op, const char *name, unsigned int id, const char *host, const char *addr, const char *tty, int result)


This function will log a message to the audit system using a predefined message format. It should be used for all account manipulation operations. The function parameters are as follows:

audit_fd - The fd returned by audit_open

type - type of message: AUDIT_USER_CHAUTHTOK for changing any account attributes.

pgname - program's name, if NULL will attempt to figure out

op  -  operation. Ex: "adding-user", "changing-finger-info", "deleting-group". This value should have a dash or underscore between the words so that report parsers group them together.

name - user's account or group name. If not available use NULL.

id  -  uid or gid that the operation is being performed on. If the user is unknown, pass a -1 and fill in the name parameter. This is used only when user is NULL.

host - The hostname if known. If not available pass a NULL.

addr - The network address of the user. If not available pass a NULL.

tty  - The tty of the user, if NULL will attempt to figure out

result - 1 is "success" and 0 is "failed"

Return Value

It returns the sequence number which is > 0 on success or <= 0 on error.


This function returns -1 on failure. Examine errno for more info.

See Also

audit_log_user_message(3), audit_log_user_comm_message(3), audit_log_user_avc_message(3), audit_log_semanage_message(3).


Steve Grubb

Referenced By

audit_log_semanage_message(3), audit_log_user_avc_message(3), audit_log_user_command(3), audit_log_user_comm_message(3), audit_log_user_message(3).

Nov 2015 Red Hat Linux Audit API