GSS_IMPORT_NAME(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_import_name - convert a contiguous string name to GSS_API internal
format

SYNOPSIS


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

OM_uint32 gss_import_name(OM_uint32 * minor_status,
const gss_buffer_t input_name_buffer, const gss_OID input_name_type,
gss_name_t *output_name);


DESCRIPTION


The gss_import_name() function converts a contiguous string name to
internal form. In general, the internal name returned by means of the
output_name parameter will not be a mechanism name; the exception to this
is if the input_name_type indicates that the contiguous string provided
by means of the input_name_buffer parameter is of type
GSS_C_NT_EXPORT_NAME, in which case, the returned internal name will be a
mechanism name for the mechanism that exported the name.

PARAMETERS


The parameter descriptions for gss_import_name() follow:

minor_status
Status code returned by the underlying mechanism.


input_name_buffer
The gss_buffer_desc structure containing the name to
be imported.


input_name_type
A gss_OID that specifies the format that the
input_name_buffer is in.


output_name
The gss_name_t structure to receive the returned
name in internal form. Storage associated with this
name must be freed by the application after use with
a call to gss_release_name().


ERRORS


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

GSS_S_COMPLETE
The gss_import_name() function completed
successfully.


GSS_S_BAD_NAMETYPE
The input_name_type was unrecognized.


GSS_S_BAD_NAME
The input_name parameter could not be interpreted
as a name of the specified type.


GSS_S_BAD_MECH
The input_name_type was GSS_C_NT_EXPORT_NAME, but
the mechanism contained within the input_name is
not supported.


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_release_buffer(3GSS), attributes(5)


Solaris Security for Developers Guide


June 30, 2005 GSS_IMPORT_NAME(3GSS)