This section shows how to implement secure data exchange using GSS-API. The section focuses on those functions that are most central to using GSS-API. For more information, see Appendix C, GSS-API Reference, which contains a list of all GSS-API functions, status codes, and data types. To find out more about any GSS-API function, check the individual man page.
The examples in this manual follow a simple model. A client application sends data directly to a remote server. No mediation by transport protocol layers such as RPC occurs.