Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris Security

Auxiliary Property (auxprop) Plug-ins

Auxprop plug-ins provide support for the lookup of auxiliary properties for both authid and authzid for a SASL server. For example, an application might want to look up the user password for an internal authentication. The sasl_auxprop_plug_init() function is used to initialize auxprop plug-ins and returns the sasl_auxpropr_plug_t structure.

To implement an auxprop plug-in successfully, the auxprop_lookup member of the sasl_auxprop_plug_t structure must be implemented. The auxprop_lookup() function is called after canonicalization of the user name, with the canonicalized user name. The plug-in can then do any lookups that are needed for the requested auxiliary properties.

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Sun Microsystems, Inc. does not currently provide auxprop plug-ins.