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Privilege Manager for Unix 7.1 - Administration Guide

Introducing Privilege Manager for Unix Planning Deployment Installation and Configuration Upgrade Privilege Manager for Unix System Administration Managing Security Policy The Privilege Manager for Unix Security Policy Advanced Privilege Manager for Unix Configuration Administering Log and Keystroke Files InTrust Plug-in for Privilege Manager for Unix Troubleshooting Privilege Manager for Unix Policy File Components Privilege Manager for Unix Variables
Variable names Variable scope Global input variables Global output variables Global event log variables PM settings variables
Privilege Manager for Unix Flow Control Statements Privilege Manager for Unix Built-in Functions and Procedures
Environment functions Hash table functions Input and output functions LDAP functions LDAP API example List functions Miscellaneous functions Password functions Remote access functions String functions User information functions Authentication Services functions
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int vas_auth_user_password ( string user, string pmpt, [, int tries] )

The vas_auth_user_password function attempts to authenticate a user to Active Directory using the Authentication Services API. This feature is platform dependent. The feature_enabled() function indicates whether this feature is supported on a particular policy server.

Returns 1 if the user successfully authenticates; otherwise it returns 0 (zero).

if (feature_enabled(FEATURE_VAS) ) { 
   if (!vas_auth_user_password(user, "AD Password:", 3)) { 
      reject “Failed to authenticate to AD”; 


int vas_host_in_ADgrouplist ( string hostname, string domain, list ADgrouplist [, boolean verbose] )

The vas_host_in_ADgrouplist function checks if the selected host name and domain is a member of any group in the selected list. It calls vas_host_is_member for each item in the list.

Returns: -1 if host is not found in the list, otherwise it returns the index of the matched list entry.


int vas_host_is_member ( string hostname, string groupname [, string domain [, boolean verbose]] )

The vas_host_is_member function checks whether a selected host name and selected domain is a member of the selected group. If domain is empty, it defaults to the joined domain. You can specify the group name as <domain>/<group> or <group>@<domain>.


  • 0: host not in group
  • 1: host in group
  • -1: error


int vas_user_get_groups ( string username, string domainname [, boolean verbose] )

The vas_user_get_groups function checks membership of the group lists.

Returns the index of the matched list item if found, or -1 if not found.

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