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gss_import_name - API function


#include <gss.h>

OM_uint32 gss_import_name(OM_uint32 * minor_status, const gss_buffer_t input_name_buffer, const gss_OID input_name_type, gss_name_t * output_name);


(Integer, modify) Mechanism specific status code.
(buffer, octet-string, read) Buffer containing
contiguous string name to convert.
(Object ID, read, optional) Object ID specifying
type of printable name. Applications may specify either
GSS_C_NO_OID to use a mechanism-specific default printable
syntax, or an OID recognized by the GSS-API implementation to
name a specific namespace.
(gss_name_t, modify) Returned name in internal form.
Storage associated with this name must be freed by the
application after use with a call to gss_release_name().


Convert a contiguous string name to internal form. In general, the internal name returned (via the output_name parameter) will not be an MN; the exception to this is if the input_name_type indicates that the contiguous string provided via the input_name_buffer parameter is of type GSS_C_NT_EXPORT_NAME, in which case the returned internal name will be an MN for the mechanism that exported the name.


`GSS_S_COMPLETE`: Successful completion.

`GSS_S_BAD_NAMETYPE`: The input_name_type was unrecognized.

`GSS_S_BAD_NAME`: The input_name parameter could not be interpreted as a name of the specified type.

`GSS_S_BAD_MECH`: The input name-type was GSS_C_NT_EXPORT_NAME, but the mechanism contained within the input-name is not supported.


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