#include <sys/cygwin.h>

HANDLE cygwin_logon_user(const struct passwd *passwd_entry, const char *password);


Given a pointer to a passwd entry of a user and a cleartext password, returns a HANDLE to an impersonation token for this user which can be used in a subsequent call to cygwin_set_impersonation_token to impersonate that user. This function can only be called from a process which has the required NT user rights to perform a logon.

See also

See also the chapter Switching the user context in the Cygwin User's guide.

See also cygwin_set_impersonation_token