GSS_OID_TO_STR(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_oid_to_str - convert an OID to a string

SYNOPSIS


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

gss_oid_to_str(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_OID oid,
gss_buffer_toid_str);


PARAMETERS


minor_status
Status code returned by underlying mechanism.


oid
GSS-API OID structure to convert.


oid_str
String to receive converted OID.


DESCRIPTION


The gss_oid_to_str() function converts a GSS-API OID structure to a
string. You can use the function to convert the name of a mechanism from
an OID to a simple string. This function is a convenience function, as is
its complementary function, gss_str_to_oid(3GSS).


If an OID must be created, use gss_create_empty_oid_set(3GSS) and
gss_add_oid_set_member(3GSS) to create it. OIDs created in this way must
be released with gss_release_oid_set(3GSS). However, it is strongly
suggested that applications use the default GSS-API mechanism instead of
creating an OID for a specific mechanism.

ERRORS


The gss_oid_to_str() function returns one of the following status codes:

GSS_S_CALL_INACCESSIBLE_READ

A required input parameter could not be read.


GSS_S_CALL_INACCESSIBLE_WRITE

A required output parameter could not be written.


GSS_S_COMPLETE

Successful completion.


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_add_oid_set_member(3GSS), gss_create_empty_oid_set(3GSS),
gss_release_oid_set(3GSS), gss_str_to_oid(3GSS), attributes(5)


Solaris Security for Developers Guide

WARNINGS


This function is included for compatibility only with programs using
earlier versions of the GSS-API and should not be used for new programs.
Other implementations of the GSS-API might not support this function, so
portable programs should not rely on it. Sun might not continue to
support this function.


August 15, 2007 GSS_OID_TO_STR(3GSS)