GSS_PROCESS_CONTEXT_TOKEN(3) Programmer's Manual GSS_PROCESS_CONTEXT_TOKEN(3)NAMEgss_process_context_token — Process a token on a security context from a
const gss_ctx_id_t context_handle, const gss_buffer_t token_buffer);
Provides a way to pass an asynchronous token to the security service.
Most context-level tokens are emitted and processed synchronously by
gss_init_sec_context() and gss_accept_sec_context(), and the application
is informed as to whether further tokens are expected by the
GSS_C_CONTINUE_NEEDED major status bit. Occasionally, a mechanism may
need to emit a context-level token at a point when the peer entity is not
expecting a token. For example, the initiator's final call to
gss_init_sec_context() may emit a token and return a status of
GSS_S_COMPLETE, but the acceptor's call to gss_accept_sec_context() may
fail. The acceptor's mechanism may wish to send a token containing an
error indication to the initiator, but the initiator is not expecting a
token at this point, believing that the context is fully established.
gss_process_context_token() provides a way to pass such a token to the
mechanism at any time.
minor_status Mechanism specific status code.
Context handle of context on which token is to be pro‐
token_buffer Token to process.
Indicates that consistency checks performed on the token
The context_handle did not refer to a valid context
SEE ALSOgss_init_sec_context(3), gss_accept_sec_context(3)STANDARDS
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_process_context_token function first appeared in FreeBSD 7.0.
John Wray, Iris Associates
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