Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris Security

GSSAPI Client Example Structure

    The gss-client application performs the following steps:

  1. Parses the command line.

  2. Creates an object ID (OID) for a mechanism, if a mechanism is specified. Otherwise, the default mechanism is used, which is most commonly the case.

  3. Creates a connection to the server.

  4. Establishes a security context.

  5. Wraps and sends the message.

  6. Verifies that the message has been “signed” correctly by the server.

  7. Deletes the security context.