GSS_RELEASE_CRED(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_release_cred - discard a credential handle

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag... ] file... -lgss [ library... ]
#include <gssapi/gssapi.h>

OM_uint32 gss_release_cred(OM_uint32 *minor_status,
gss_cred_id_t *cred_handle);


DESCRIPTION


The gss_release_cred() function informs the GSS-API that the specified
credential handle is no longer required by the application and frees the
associated resources. The cred_handle parameter is set to
GSS_C_NO_CREDENTIAL when this call completes successfully.

PARAMETERS


The parameter descriptions for gss_release_cred() follow:

minor_status
A mechanism specific status code.


cred_handle
An opaque handle that identifies the credential to be
released. If GSS_C_NO_CREDENTIAL is specified, the
gss_release_cred() function will complete successfully,
but it will do nothing.


ERRORS


gss_release_cred() may return the following status codes:

GSS_S_COMPLETE
Successful completion.


GSS_S_NO_CRED
The referenced credentials cannot be accessed.


GSS_S_FAILURE
The underlying mechanism detected an error for which no
specific GSS status code is defined. The mechanism-
specific status code reported by means of the
minor_status parameter details the error condition.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Safe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


attributes(5)


Solaris Security for Developers Guide


January 15, 2003 GSS_RELEASE_CRED(3GSS)