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Manual Reference Pages  -  GSS_INQUIRE_MECHS_FOR_NAME (3)

NAME

gss_inquire_mechs_for_name - List mechanisms that support the specified name-type

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Parameters
Return Values
See Also
Standards
History
Authors
Copyright

SYNOPSIS


.In gssapi/gssapi.h OM_uint32
.Fo gss_inquire_mechs_for_name OM_uint32 *minor_status const gss_name_t input_name gss_OID_set *mech_types
.Fc

DESCRIPTION

Returns the set of mechanisms supported by the GSS-API implementation that may be able to process the specified name.

Each mechanism returned will recognize at least one element within the name. It is permissible for this routine to be implemented within a mechanism-independent GSS-API layer, using the type information contained within the presented name, and based on registration information provided by individual mechanism implementations. This means that the returned mech_types set may indicate that a particular mechanism will understand the name when in fact it would refuse to accept the name as input to gss_canonicalize_name, gss_init_sec_context, gss_acquire_cred or gss_add_cred (due to some property of the specific name, as opposed to the name type). Thus this routine should be used only as a pre-filter for a call to a subsequent mechanism-specific routine.

PARAMETERS

minor_status
  Mechanism specific status code.
input_name The name to which the inquiry relates.
mech_types Set of mechanisms that may support the specified name. The returned OID set must be freed by the caller after use with a call to gss_release_oid_set.

RETURN VALUES

GSS_S_COMPLETE
  Successful completion
GSS_S_BAD_NAME
  The input_name parameter was ill-formed

SEE ALSO

gss_release_oid_set(3)

STANDARDS

RFC 2743
  Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Version 2, Update 1
RFC 2744
  Generic Security Service API Version 2 : C-bindings

HISTORY

The gss_inquire_mechs_for_name function first appeared in
.Fx 7.0 .

AUTHORS

John Wray, Iris Associates

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

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