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Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris 11 Security     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Oracle Solaris Security for Developers (Overview)

2.  Developing Privileged Applications

3.  Writing PAM Applications and Services

4.  Writing Applications That Use GSS-API

Introduction to GSS-API

Application Portability With GSS-API

Security Services in GSS-API

Available Mechanisms in GSS-API

Remote Procedure Calls With GSS-API

Limitations of GSS-API

Language Bindings for GSS-API

Where to Get More Information on GSS-API

Important Elements of GSS-API

GSS-API Data Types

GSS-API Integers

Strings and Similar Data in GSS-API

Names in GSS-API

Comparing Names in GSS-API


Mechanisms and QOPs in GSS-API

Name Types in GSS-API

GSS-API Status Codes

GSS-API Tokens

Interprocess Tokens in GSS-API

Developing Applications That Use GSS-API

Generalized GSS-API Usage

Working With Credentials in GSS-API

Acquiring Credentials in GSS-API

Working With Contexts in GSS-API

Initiating a Context in GSS-API

Accepting a Context in GSS-API

Using Other Context Services in GSS-API

Delegating a Credential in GSS-API

Performing Mutual Authentication Between Peers in GSS-API

Performing Anonymous Authentication in GSS-API

Using Channel Bindings in GSS-API

Exporting and Importing Contexts in GSS-API

Obtaining Context Information in GSS-API

Sending Protected Data in GSS-API

Tagging Messages With gss_get_mic()

Wrapping Messages With gss_wrap()

Handling Wrap Size Issues in GSS-API

Detecting Sequence Problems in GSS-API

Confirming Message Transmission in GSS-API

Cleaning Up a GSS-API Session

5.  GSS-API Client Example

6.  GSS-API Server Example

7.  Writing Applications That Use SASL

8.  Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

9.  Writing User-Level Cryptographic Applications

10.  Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Key Management Framework

A.  Secure Coding Guidelines for Developers

B.  Sample C-Based GSS-API Programs

C.  GSS-API Reference

D.  Specifying an OID

E.  Source Code for SASL Example

F.  SASL Reference Tables



Chapter 4

Writing Applications That Use GSS-API

The Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) provides a means for applications to protect data to be sent to peer applications. Typically, the connection is from a client on one machine to a server on a different machine.

This chapter provides information on the following subjects: