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gsasl_md5pwd_get_password(3) gsasl gsasl_md5pwd_get_password(3)


gsasl_md5pwd_get_password - API function


#include <gsasl.h>

int gsasl_md5pwd_get_password(const char * filename, const char * username, char * key, size_t * keylen);


filename of file containing passwords.
username string.
output character array.
input maximum size of output character array, on output contains actual length of output array.


Retrieve password for user from specified file. To find out how large the output array must be, call this function with out=NULL.

The file should be on the UoW "MD5 Based Authentication" format, which means it is in text format with comments denoted by # first on the line, with user entries looking as "usernameTABpassword". This function removes CR and LF at the end of lines before processing. TAB, CR, and LF denote ASCII values 9, 13, and 10, respectively.

Return value: Return GSASL_OK if output buffer contains the password, GSASL_AUTHENTICATION_ERROR if the user could not be found, or other error code.


Use gsasl_simple_getpass() instead.


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