LIBSASL(3LIB) Interface Libraries LIBSASL(3LIB)


libsasl - simple authentication and security layer library


cc [ flag... ] file... -lsasl [ library... ]
#include <sasl/sasl.h>
#include <sasl/prop.h>
#include <sasl/saslutil.h>


SASL is a security framework used by connection-oriented network
applications primarily for authentication. Another way to describe SASL
is that it is a glue layer between a network application and some
security mechanisms that allow applications to authenticate each other
and provide additional security services such as data encryption. As a
glue layer, SASL hides the interface specifics of the security mechanism
from the application, which allows greater portability and flexibility as
new security mechanisms are implemented. SASL is similar to the GSS-API
in that it provides a layer of abstraction between an application and one
or more security mechanisms.

libsasl provides both an API for applications and an SPI for various
plug-ins. To link with this library, specify -lsasl on the cc command


The shared object and associated include files provide the
public interfaces defined below. The *_t interfaces are function
prototypes for callbacks that are defined in the public SASL header
files. While libsasl provides default versions for some of the
callbacks, this structure allows an application to define its own version
of the some of the callback functions.

See Intro(3) for additional information on shared object interfaces.

prop_clear prop_dispose
prop_dup prop_erase
prop_format prop_get
prop_getnames prop_new
prop_request prop_set
prop_setvals sasl_authorize_t
sasl_auxprop sasl_auxprop_add_plugin
sasl_auxprop_getctx sasl_auxprop_request
sasl_canon_user_t sasl_canonuser_add_plugin
sasl_chalprompt_t sasl_checkapop
sasl_checkpass sasl_client_add_plugin
sasl_client_init sasl_client_new
sasl_client_plug_init_t sasl_client_start
sasl_client_step sasl_decode
sasl_decode64 sasl_dispose
sasl_done sasl_encode
sasl_encode64 sasl_encodev
sasl_erasebuffer sasl_errdetail
sasl_errors sasl_errstring
sasl_getcallback_t sasl_getopt_t
sasl_getpath_t sasl_getprop
sasl_getrealm_t sasl_getsecret_t
sasl_getsimple_t sasl_global_listmech
sasl_idle sasl_listmech
sasl_log_t sasl_server_add_plugin
sasl_server_init sasl_server_new
sasl_server_plug_init_t sasl_server_start
sasl_server_step sasl_server_userdb_checkpass_t
sasl_server_userdb_setpass_t sasl_set_alloc
sasl_set_mutex sasl_seterror
sasl_setpass sasl_setprop
sasl_utf8verify sasl_verifyfile_t


shared object


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

|Interface Stability | Evolving |


Intro(3), attributes(5),

October 27, 2003 LIBSASL(3LIB)