GSS_INQUIRE_CRED(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_inquire_cred - obtain information about a credential

SYNOPSIS


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

OM_uint32 gss_inquire_cred(OM_uint32 *minor_status,
const gss_cred_id_t cred_handle,gss_name_t *name,
OM_uint32 *lifetime, gss_cred_usage_t *cred_usage,
gss_OID_set *mechanisms);


PARAMETERS


The parameter descriptions for gss_inquire_cred() follow:

minor_status
Mechanism specific status code.


cred_handle
Handle that refers to the target credential. Specify
GSS_C_NO_CREDENTIAL to inquire about the default
initiator principal.


name
Name of the identity asserted by the credential. Any
storage associated with this name should be freed by the
application after use by a call to
gss_release_name(3GSS).


lifetime
Number of seconds for which the credential remains valid.
If the credential has expired, this parameter will be set
to zero. Specify NULL if the parameter is not required.


cred_usage
Flag that indicates how a credential is used. The
cred_usage parameter may contain one of the following
values: GSS_C_INITIATE, GSS_C_ACCEPT, or GSS_C_BOTH.
Specify NULL if this parameter is not required.


mechanisms
Set of mechanisms supported by the credential. Storage
for the returned OID-set must be freed by the application
after use by a call to gss_release_oid_set(3GSS). Specify
NULL if this parameter is not required.


DESCRIPTION


Use the gss_inquire_cred() function to obtain information about a
credential.

RETURN VALUES


The gss_inquire_cred() function can return the following status codes:

GSS_S_COMPLETE
Successful completion.


GSS_S_NO_CRED
The referenced credentials could not be
accessed.


GSS_S_DEFECTIVE_CREDENTIAL
The referenced credentials were invalid.


GSS_S_CREDENTIALS_EXPIRED
The referenced credentials have expired. If
the lifetime parameter was not passed as
NULL, it will be set to 0.


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_name(3GSS), gss_release_oid_set(3GSS), libgss(3LIB),
attributes(5)


Solaris Security for Developers Guide


January 30, 2004 GSS_INQUIRE_CRED(3GSS)