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gss_inquire_mechs_for_name(3) gss gss_inquire_mechs_for_name(3)


gss_inquire_mechs_for_name - API function


#include <gss.h>

OM_uint32 gss_inquire_mechs_for_name(OM_uint32 * minor_status, const gss_name_t input_name, gss_OID_set * mech_types);


(Integer, modify) Mechanism specific status code.
(gss_name_t, read) The name to which the inquiry
(gss_OID_set, modify) 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().


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 prefilter for a call to a subsequent mechanism-specific routine.


`GSS_S_COMPLETE`: Successful completion.

`GSS_S_BAD_NAME`: The input_name parameter was ill-formed.

`GSS_S_BAD_NAMETYPE`: The input_name parameter contained an invalid or unsupported type of name.


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