GSS-API Programming Guide

Mechanisms Available With GSS-API

The current implementation of the GSS-API works only with the Kerberos v5 security mechanism. (This includes its Sun variant, the Solaris Enterprise Authentication Mechanism, or SEAM. See the “SEAM Overview” in System Administration Guide, Volume 2 for more information.) Kerberos v5 or SEAM must, therefore, be installed and running on any system on which GSS-API-aware programs are running.