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gss_delete_sec_context

gss_delete_sec_context

Section: gss (3) Updated: 1.0.1
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NAME

gss_delete_sec_context - API function  

SYNOPSIS

#include <gss.h>

OM_uint32 gss_delete_sec_context(OM_uint32 * minor_status, gss_ctx_id_t * context_handle, gss_buffer_t output_token);  

ARGUMENTS

OM_uint32 * minor_status
(Integer, modify) Mechanism specific status code.
gss_ctx_id_t * context_handle
(gss_ctx_id_t, modify) Context handle identifying
  context to delete.  After deleting the context, the GSS-API will
  set this context handle to GSS_C_NO_CONTEXT.
gss_buffer_t output_token
(buffer, opaque, modify, optional) Token to be sent
  to remote application to instruct it to also delete the context.
  It is recommended that applications specify GSS_C_NO_BUFFER for
  this parameter, requesting local deletion only.  If a buffer
  parameter is provided by the application, the mechanism may
  return a token in it; mechanisms that implement only local
  deletion should set the length field of this token to zero to
  indicate to the application that no token is to be sent to the
  peer.
 

DESCRIPTION

Delete a security context. gss_delete_sec_context will delete the local data structures associated with the specified security context, and may generate an output_token, which when passed to the peer gss_process_context_token will instruct it to do likewise. If no token is required by the mechanism, the GSS-API should set the length field of the output_token (if provided) to zero. No further security services may be obtained using the context specified by context_handle.

In addition to deleting established security contexts, gss_delete_sec_context must also be able to delete "half-built" security contexts resulting from an incomplete sequence of gss_init_sec_context()/gss_accept_sec_context() calls.

The output_token parameter is retained for compatibility with version 1 of the GSS-API. It is recommended that both peer applications invoke gss_delete_sec_context passing the value GSS_C_NO_BUFFER for the output_token parameter, indicating that no token is required, and that gss_delete_sec_context should simply delete local context data structures. If the application does pass a valid buffer to gss_delete_sec_context, mechanisms are encouraged to return a zero-length token, indicating that no peer action is necessary, and that no token should be transferred by the application.  

RETURN VALUE

`GSS_S_COMPLETE`: Successful completion.

`GSS_S_NO_CONTEXT`: No valid context was supplied.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gss@gnu.org>. GNU Generic Security Service home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/ General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2003-2010 Simon Josefsson.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gss is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gss programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info gss

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
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ARGUMENTS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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