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gss_display_name - API function


#include <gss.h>

OM_uint32 gss_display_name(OM_uint32 * minor_status, const gss_name_t input_name, gss_buffer_t output_name_buffer, gss_OID * output_name_type);


OM_uint32 * minor_status
(Integer, modify) Mechanism specific status code.
const gss_name_t input_name
(gss_name_t, read) Name to be displayed.
gss_buffer_t output_name_buffer
(buffer, character-string, modify) Buffer to receive textual name string. The application must free storage associated with this name after use with a call to gss_release_buffer().
gss_OID * output_name_type
(Object ID, modify, optional) The type of the returned name. The returned gss_OID will be a pointer into static storage, and should be treated as read-only by the caller (in particular, the application should not attempt to free it). Specify NULL if not required.


Allows an application to obtain a textual representation of an opaque internal-form name for display purposes. The syntax of a printable name is defined by the GSS-API implementation.

If input_name denotes an anonymous principal, the implementation should return the gss_OID value GSS_C_NT_ANONYMOUS as the output_name_type, and a textual name that is syntactically distinct from all valid supported printable names in output_name_buffer.

If input_name was created by a call to gss_import_name, specifying GSS_C_NO_OID as the name-type, implementations that employ lazy conversion between name types may return GSS_C_NO_OID via the output_name_type parameter.


`GSS_S_COMPLETE`: Successful completion.

`GSS_S_BAD_NAME`: input_name was ill-formed.


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