Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris Security

Deletion of Contexts and Stored Data

When context establishment fails, the Sun implementation does not automatically delete partially built contexts. Applications should therefore handle this event by deleting the contexts with gss_delete_sec_context().

The Sun implementation automatically releases stored data, such as internal names, through memory management. However, applications should still call appropriate functions, such as gss_release_name(), when data elements are no longer needed.