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This optional parameter specifies the format that is to be used to log authentication successes in Filename when LogFormatHook is not defined. You can use any of the special characters. For more information about special characters, see Section 3.1. Special characters. %0 is replaced by the message severity level, %1 by the reason string (usually an empty string for success), and %3 by the tracing identifier. The default is %l:%U:%P:OK.
The default SuccessFormat logs the plaintext password entered by the user. Some organisations prefer that user passwords are not logged. In that case, SuccessFormat that does not include the %P (decoded password) special character is preferable.