- convert an internal name to a mechanism name
cc [flag …] file… -lgss [library …] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h> OM_uint32 gss_canonicalize_name(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_name_t input_name,const gss_OID mech_type, gss_name_t *output_name);
The gss_canonicalize_name() function generates a canonical mechanism name from an arbitrary internal name. The mechanism name is the name that would be returned to a context acceptor on successful authentication of a context where the initiator used the input_name in a successful call to gss_acquire_cred(3GSS), specifying an OID set containing mech_type as its only member, followed by a call to gss_init_sec_context(3GSS), specifying mech_type as the authentication mechanism.
The parameter descriptions for gss_canonicalize_name() follow:
Mechanism-specific status code.
The name for which a canonical form is desired.
The authentication mechanism for which the canonical form of the name is desired. The desired mechanism must be specified explicitly; no default is provided.
The resultant canonical name. Storage associated with this name must be freed by the application after use with a call to gss_release_name(3GSS).
The gss_canonicalize_name() function may return the status codes:
The identified mechanism is not supported.
The provided internal name contains no elements that could be processed by the specified mechanism.
The provided internal name was ill-formed.
The underlying mechanism detected an error for which no specific GSS status code is defined. The mechanism-specific status code reported by means of the minor_status parameter details the error condition.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: