After all messages have been sent and received, and the initiator and acceptor applications have finished, both applications should call gss_delete_sec_context() to destroy their shared context. gss_delete_sec_context() deletes local data structures associated with the context. gss_delete_sec_context() looks like this:
OM_uint32 gss_delete_sec_context ( OM_uint32 *minor_status, gss_ctx_id_t *context_handle, gss_buffer_t output_token)
The status code returned by the underlying mechanism.
The context to delete.
Should be set to
See the gss_delete_sec_context(3GSS) man page for more information.
For good measure, applications should be sure to deallocate any data space they have allocated for GSS-API data. The functions that do this are gss_release_buffer(), gss_release_cred(), gss_release_name(), and gss_release_oid_set(). See their man pages for more information.