GSS_DISPLAY_NAME(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_display_name - convert internal-form name to text

SYNOPSIS


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

OM_uint32 gss_display_name(OM_uint32 *minor_status,
const gss_name_t input_name, gss_buffer_t output_name_buffer,
gss_OID *output_name_type);


DESCRIPTION


The gss_display_name() function allows an application to obtain a textual
representation of an opaque internal-form name for display purposes.


If input_name denotes an anonymous principal, the GSS-API returns the
gss_OID value GSS_C_NT_ANONYMOUS as the output_name_type, and a textual
name that is syntactically distinct from all valid supported printable
names in output_name_buffer.


If input_name was created by a call to gss_import_name(3GSS), specifying
GSS_C_NO_OID as the name-type, the GSS-API returns GSS_C_NO_OID by means
of the output_name_type parameter.

PARAMETERS


The parameter descriptions for gss_display_name() follow:

minor_status
Mechanism-specific status code.


input_name
Name in internal form.


output_name_buffer
Buffer to receive textual name string. The
application must free storage associated with this
name after use with a call to
gss_release_buffer(3GSS).


output_name_type
The type of the returned name. The returned
gss_OID will be a pointer into static storage and
should be treated as read-only by the caller. In
particular, the application should not attempt to
free it. Specify NULL if this parameter is not
required.


ERRORS


The gss_display_name() function may return the following status codes:

GSS_S_COMPLETE
Successful completion.


GSS_S_BAD_NAME
The input_name was ill-formed.


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


gss_import_name(3GSS), gss_release_buffer(3GSS), attributes(5)


Solaris Security for Developers Guide


January 14, 2003 GSS_DISPLAY_NAME(3GSS)