GSS-API Programming Guide


Programmers who employ the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) protocol for their networking applications can use RPCSEC_GSS to provide security. RPCSEC_GSS is a separate layer that sits on top of GSS-API; it provides all the functionality of GSS-API in a way that is tailored to RPC. In fact, it serves to hide many aspects of GSS-API from the programmer, making RPC security especially accessible and portable. For more information on RPCSEC_GSS, see the ONC+ Developer's Guide.

Figure 1–2 RPCSEC_GSS and GSS-API