GSS_STR_TO_OID(3GSS) Generic Security Services API Library Functions


NAME


gss_str_to_oid - convert a string to an OID

SYNOPSIS


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

OM_uint32 gss_str_to_oid(OM_uint32 *minor_status,
const gss_buffer_t oid_str,gss_OID *oid);


DESCRIPTION


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


OIDs created with gss_str_to_oid() must be deallocated through
gss_release_oid(3GSS), if available. 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.

PARAMETERS


The parameter descriptions for gss_str_to_oid() are as follows:

minor_status
Status code returned by underlying mechanism.


oid
GSS-API OID structure to receive converted string.


oid_str
String to convert.


ERRORS


gss_str_to_oid() 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_oid_to_str(3GSS), gss_release_oid_set(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_STR_TO_OID(3GSS)