gss_canonicalize_name(3)gss_canonicalize_name(3)NAMEgss_canonicalize_name() - convert an internal name to an internal mech‐
anism name (MN) representation of an opaque internal name
The routine generate a canonical mechanism name (MN) from an arbitrary
internal name. The mechanism name is the name that would be returned to
a context acceptor on successful authentication of a context where the
initiator used the input_name in a successful call to specifying an
Object Identifier (OID) set containing mech_type as its only member,
followed by a call to specifying mech_type as the authentication mecha‐
input_name Specifies the name for which a canonical form is
mech_type The authentication mechanism for which the canon‐
ical form of the name is desired. The desired
mechanism must be specified explicitly; no
default is provided.
output_name The resultant canonical name.
minor_status Returns a status code from the security mecha‐
The following status codes can be returned:
The routine was completed successfully.
The identified mechanism is not supported.
The provided internal name contains no elements that could be processed
by the specified mechanism.
The provided internal name was ill-formed.
The routine failed. Check the
minor_status parameter for details.
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
SEE ALSOgss_compare_name(3), gss_import_name(3), gss_release_name(3).
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