Schlimm is an attempt to create a fork of the SLiM desktop manager.
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* This file is part of schlimm
* Copyright (C) 2019 Moritz Strohm <>
* and others (see the AUTHORS file).
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
* (at your option) any later version.
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* GNU General Public License for more details.
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
* Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
#include "Panel.h"
namespace Schlimm
* The Authenticator interface defines methods for authenticator
* modules that handle the login process of users.
class Authenticator
* Implementations may use this method to setup
* things that need to be done after construction
* and before the session starts.
virtual void setup() = 0;
* Gives authenticators access to the panel that displays
* the GUI elements needed for the login screen.
* Implementations must not take ownership of the panel!
virtual void setPanel(Panel* panel) = 0;
* Starts an authentication session.
virtual void openSession() = 0;
* Ends an authentication session.
virtual void closeSession() = 0;
* Authenticates a user.
virtual void authenticate() = 0; //TODO: parameter definition (if necessary)