- delete a GSS-API security context
cc [ flag... ] file... -lgss [ library... ] #include <gssapi/gssapi.h> OM_uint32 gss_delete_sec_context(OM_uint32 *minor_status, gss_ctx_id_t *context_handle,gss_buffer_t output_token);
Use the gss_delete_sec_context() function to delete a security context. The gss_delete_sec_context() function will delete the local data structures associated with the specified security context. You may not obtain further security services that use the context specified by context_handle.
In addition to deleting established security contexts, gss_delete_sec_context() will delete any half-built security contexts that result from incomplete sequences of calls to gss_init_sec_context(3GSS) and gss_accept_sec_context(3GSS).
The Solaris implementation of the GSS-API retains the output_token parameter for compatibility with version 1 of the GSS-API. Both peer applications should invoke gss_delete_sec_context(), passing the value GSS_C_NO_BUFFER to the output_token parameter; this indicates that no token is required. If the application passes a valid buffer to gss_delete_sec_context(), it will return a zero-length token, indicating that no token should be transferred by the application.
The parameter descriptions for gss_delete_sec_context() follow:
A mechanism specific status code.
Context handle identifying specific context to delete. After deleting the context, the GSS-API will set context_handle to GSS_C_NO_CONTEXT.
A token to be sent to remote applications that instructs them to delete the context.
gss_delete_sec_context() may return the following status codes:
No valid context was supplied.
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: