- discard a credential handle
cc [ flag... ] file... -lgss [ library... ] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h> OM_uint32 gss_release_cred(OM_uint32 *minor_status, gss_cred_id_t *cred_handle);
The gss_release_cred() function informs the GSS-API that the specified credential handle is no longer required by the application and frees the associated resources. The cred_handle parameter is set to GSS_C_NO_CREDENTIAL when this call completes successfully.
The parameter descriptions for gss_release_cred() follow:
A mechanism specific status code.
An opaque handle that identifies the credential to be released. If GSS_C_NO_CREDENTIAL is specified, the gss_release_cred() function will complete successfully, but it will do nothing.
gss_release_cred() may return the following status codes:
The referenced credentials cannot be accessed.
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: