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NAME

       gss_acquire_cred - API function

SYNOPSIS

       #include <gss.h>

       OM_uint32   gss_acquire_cred(OM_uint32  *  minor_status,  const  gss_name_t  desired_name,
       OM_uint32  time_req,  const  gss_OID_set   desired_mechs,   gss_cred_usage_t   cred_usage,
       gss_cred_id_t * output_cred_handle, gss_OID_set * actual_mechs, OM_uint32 * time_rec);

ARGUMENTS

       OM_uint32 * minor_status
                   (integer, modify) Mechanism specific status code.

       const gss_name_t desired_name
                   (gss_name_t, read) Name of principal whose
                     credential should be acquired.

       OM_uint32 time_req
                   (Integer, read, optional) Number of seconds that
                     credentials should remain valid. Specify GSS_C_INDEFINITE to
                     request that the credentials have the maximum permitted lifetime.

       const gss_OID_set desired_mechs
                   (Set of Object IDs, read, optional) Set of
                     underlying security mechanisms that may be used.
                     GSS_C_NO_OID_SET may be used to obtain an implementation-specific
                     default.

       gss_cred_usage_t cred_usage
                   (gss_cred_usage_t, read) GSS_C_BOTH - Credentials may
                     be used either to initiate or accept security contexts.
                     GSS_C_INITIATE - Credentials will only be used to initiate
                     security contexts.  GSS_C_ACCEPT - Credentials will only be used
                     to accept security contexts.

       gss_cred_id_t * output_cred_handle
                   (gss_cred_id_t, modify) The returned
                     credential handle.  Resources associated with this credential
                     handle must be released by the application after use with a call
                     to gss_release_cred().

       gss_OID_set * actual_mechs
                   (Set of Object IDs, modify, optional) The set of
                     mechanisms for which the credential is valid.  Storage associated
                     with the returned OID-set must be released by the application
                     after use with a call to gss_release_oid_set().  Specify NULL if
                     not required.

       OM_uint32 * time_rec
                   (Integer, modify, optional) Actual number of seconds for
                     which the returned credentials will remain valid.  If the
                     implementation does not support expiration of credentials, the
                     value GSS_C_INDEFINITE will be returned. Specify NULL if not
                     required.

DESCRIPTION

       Allows  an application to acquire a handle for a pre-existing credential by name.  GSS-API
       implementations must impose a local access-control policy on callers of  this  routine  to
       prevent  unauthorized  callers  from acquiring credentials to which they are not entitled.
       This routine is not intended to provide a "login to  the  network"  function,  as  such  a
       function  would  involve  the  creation  of new credentials rather than merely acquiring a
       handle to existing credentials.   Such  functions,  if  required,  should  be  defined  in
       implementation-specific extensions to the API.

       If  desired_name  is  GSS_C_NO_NAME, the call is interpreted as a request for a credential
       handle that will  invoke  default  behavior  when  passed  to  gss_init_sec_context()  (if
       cred_usage  is GSS_C_INITIATE or GSS_C_BOTH) or gss_accept_sec_context() (if cred_usage is
       GSS_C_ACCEPT or GSS_C_BOTH).

       Mechanisms should honor the desired_mechs parameter,  and  return  a  credential  that  is
       suitable  to  use  only  with  the requested mechanisms.  An exception to this is the case
       where one underlying credential element can be shared by multiple mechanisms; in this case
       it  is  permissible  for  an  implementation  to  indicate  all  mechanisms with which the
       credential element may be used.  If desired_mechs is an empty set, behavior is undefined.

       This routine is expected to be used primarily by context acceptors, since  implementations
       are  likely  to provide mechanism-specific ways of obtaining GSS-API initiator credentials
       from the system login  process.   Some  implementations  may  therefore  not  support  the
       acquisition  of GSS_C_INITIATE or GSS_C_BOTH credentials via gss_acquire_cred for any name
       other than GSS_C_NO_NAME, or a name produced by  applying  either  gss_inquire_cred  to  a
       valid credential, or gss_inquire_context to an active context.

       If  credential  acquisition is time-consuming for a mechanism, the mechanism may choose to
       delay   the   actual   acquisition   until   the   credential   is   required   (e.g.   by
       gss_init_sec_context  or  gss_accept_sec_context).  Such mechanism-specific implementation
       decisions should be invisible to the calling application; thus a call of  gss_inquire_cred
       immediately  following the call of gss_acquire_cred must return valid credential data, and
       may therefore incur the overhead of a deferred credential acquisition.

RETURN VALUE

       `GSS_S_COMPLETE`: Successful completion.

       `GSS_S_BAD_MECH`: Unavailable mechanism requested.

       `GSS_S_BAD_NAMETYPE`: Type contained within desired_name parameter is not supported.

       `GSS_S_BAD_NAME`: Value supplied for desired_name parameter is ill formed.

       `GSS_S_CREDENTIALS_EXPIRED`: The credentials could  not  be  acquired  Because  they  have
       expired.

       `GSS_S_NO_CRED`: No credentials were found for the specified name.

REPORTING BUGS

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COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2003-2011 Simon Josefsson.
       Copying  and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any
       medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for gss is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If  the  info  and  gss
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info gss

       should give you access to the complete manual.