- convert a string to an OID
cc [ flag... ] file... -lgss [ library... ] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h> OM_uint32 gss_str_to_oid(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_buffer_t oid_str,gss_OID *oid);
The gss_str_to_oid() function converts a string to a GSS-API OID structure. You can use the function to convert a simple string to an OID to . This function is a convenience function, as is its complementary function, gss_oid_to_str(3GSS).
OIDs created with gss_str_to_oid() must be deallocated through gss_release_oid(3GSS), if available. If an OID must be created, use gss_create_empty_oid_set(3GSS) and gss_add_oid_set_member(3GSS) to create it. OIDs created in this way must be released with gss_release_oid_set(3GSS). However, it is strongly suggested that applications use the default GSS-API mechanism instead of creating an OID for a specific mechanism.
The parameter descriptions for gss_str_to_oid() are as follows:
Status code returned by underlying mechanism.
GSS-API OID structure to receive converted string.
String to convert.
gss_str_to_oid() returns one of the following status codes:
A required input parameter could not be read.
A required output parameter could not be written.
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:
This function is included for compatibility only with programs using earlier versions of the GSS-API and should not be used for new programs. Other implementations of the GSS-API might not support this function, so portable programs should not rely on it. Sun might not continue to support this function.