GSS_INQUIRE_MECHS_FOR_NAME(3) Programmer's ManualGSS_INQUIRE_MECHS_FOR_NAME(3)NAMEgss_inquire_mechs_for_name — List mechanisms that support the specified
const gss_name_t input_name, gss_OID_set *mech_types);
Returns the set of mechanisms supported by the GSS-API implementation
that may be able to process the specified name.
Each mechanism returned will recognize at least one element within the
name. It is permissible for this routine to be implemented within a
mechanism-independent GSS-API layer, using the type information contained
within the presented name, and based on registration information provided
by individual mechanism implementations. This means that the returned
mech_types set may indicate that a particular mechanism will understand
the name when in fact it would refuse to accept the name as input to
gss_canonicalize_name(), gss_init_sec_context(), gss_acquire_cred() or
gss_add_cred() (due to some property of the specific name, as opposed to
the name type). Thus this routine should be used only as a pre-filter
for a call to a subsequent mechanism-specific routine.
minor_status Mechanism specific status code.
input_name The name to which the inquiry relates.
mech_types Set of mechanisms that may support the specified name. The
returned OID set must be freed by the caller after use with
a call to gss_release_oid_set().
The input_name parameter was ill-formed
RFC 2743 Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Ver‐
sion 2, Update 1
RFC 2744 Generic Security Service API Version 2 : C-bindings
The gss_inquire_mechs_for_name function first appeared in FreeBSD 7.0.
John Wray, Iris Associates
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