GSS_RELEASE_OID(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_release_oid - release an object identifier

SYNOPSIS


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

gss_release_oid(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_OID *oid);


DESCRIPTION


The gss_release_oid() function deletes an OID. Such an OID might have
been created with gss_str_to_oid().


Since creating and deleting individual OIDs is discouraged, it is
preferable to use gss_release_oid_set() if it is necessary to deallocate
a set of OIDs.

PARAMETERS


The parameter descriptions for gss_release_oid() are as follows:

minor_status
A mechanism-specific status code.


oid
The object identifier of the mechanism to be deleted.


ERRORS


gss_release_oid() returns one of the following status codes:

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_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.


January 15, 2003 GSS_RELEASE_OID(3GSS)