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Manual Reference Pages  -  GSASL_SIMPLE_GETPASS (3)

NAME

gsasl_simple_getpass - API function

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Arguments
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

#include <gsasl.h>

int gsasl_simple_getpass(const char * filename, const char * username, char ** key);

ARGUMENTS

const char * filename filename of file containing passwords.
const char * username username string.
char ** key newly allocated output character array.

DESCRIPTION

Retrieve password for user from specified file. The buffer key contain the password if this function is successful. The caller is responsible for deallocating it.

The file should be on the UoW "MD5 Based Authentication" format, which means it is in text format with comments denoted by # first on the line, with user entries looking as "usernameTABpassword". This function removes CR and LF at the end of lines before processing. TAB, CR, and LF denote ASCII values 9, 13, and 10, respectively.

RETURN VALUE

Return GSASL_OK if output buffer contains the password, GSASL_AUTHENTICATION_ERROR if the user could not be found, or other error code.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gsasl@gnu.org>. GNU SASL home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/gsasl/ General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2002-2012 Simon Josefsson.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gsasl is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gsasl programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info gsasl
should give you access to the complete manual.
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