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rpc_gss_set_svc_name(3C)

Name

rpc_gss_set_svc_name - send a principal name to a server

Synopsis

#include <rpc/rpcsec_gss.h> 

bool_t rpc_gss_set_svc_name(char *principal, char *mechanism,
     u_int req_time,u_int program, u_int version);

Description

rpc_gss_set_svc_name() sets the name of a principal the server is to represent. If a server is going to act as more than one principal, this procedure can be invoked for every such principal.

Parameters

Information on RPCSEC_GSS data types for parameters may be found on the rpcsec_gss(3C) man page.

principal

An ASCII string representing the server's principal name, given in the form of service@host.

mech

An ASCII string representing the security mechanism in use. Valid strings may be found in the /etc/gss/mech file, or by using rpc_gss_get_mechanisms().

req_time

The time, in seconds, for which a credential should be valid. Note that the req_time is a hint to the underlying mechanism. The actual time that the credential will remain valid is mechanism dependent. In the case of kerberos the actual time will be GSS_C_INDEFINITE.

program

The RPC program number for this service.

version

The RPC version number for this service.

Return Values

rpc_gss_set_svc_name() returns TRUE if it is successful; otherwise, use rpc_gss_get_error() to get the error associated with the failure.

Files

/etc/gss/mech

File containing valid security mechanisms

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/library/security/rpcsec
MT-Level
MT-Safe

See Also

rpc_gss_get_mechanisms(3C), rpc(3C), rpc_gss_get_principal_name(3C), rpcsec_gss(3C), mech(5), attributes(7)

ONC+ RPC Developer’s Guide

Linn, J. RFC 2078, Generic Security Service Application Program Interface, Version 2. Network Working Group. January 1997.