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       dacs_list_jurisdictions - display information about DACS jurisdictions


       dacs_list_jurisdictions [dacsoptions[1]]


       This web service is part of the DACS suite.

       The dacs_list_jurisdictions web service displays information, relative to the jurisdiction
       that receives the request, about its federation and other jurisdictions in that
       federation. Included are the federation's public encryption key and its unique instance

       The FORMAT argument (see[2]) determines the type of output, with the
       default being HTML, using the style sheet dacs_list_jurisdictions.css[3]. The various
       flavours of XML, a PHP format (see below), JSON, and plain text (TEXT) are supported.

       One application of dacs_list_jurisdictions is to assist middleware to generate a menu of
       jurisdictions for user authentication. If FORMAT is PHP, a list of each jurisdiction that
       provides an authentication service is emitted (as text/plain, one jurisdiction per line.
       Each line has the format:


       The string jname is the DACS jurisdiction name and url is the complete URL prefix for DACS
       web services at the jurisdiction. For example, invoking this URL:


       might return the following response:


       The html/examples/login.php[4] template demonstrates this feature. If XML output is
       selected, a document conforming to dacs_list_jurisdictions.dtd[5] is returned.

       When returned as an XML attribute, a public encryption key is a base-64 encoding of the
       PEM formatted key.

           This program is also available as a DACS utility, dacslist(1)[6]. Because
           dacs_admin(8)[7] provides the same functionality and more, dacs_list_jurisdictions may
           be removed in a future release.

   Web Service Arguments
       In addition to the standard CGI arguments[8], dacs_list_jurisdictions understands the
       following CGI arguments:

           Limit the output to the specified jurisdiction name. As a special case, if the
           argument does not specify a jurisdiction name, only federation-scoped information will
           be returned.

           If this argument is "yes" (case insensitive) only the federation's or a jurisdiction's
           public key (if known) will be returned. If JURISDICTION is given and is not the empty
           string, that jurisdiction name is selected; if JURISDICTION is given and is the empty
           string, the federation is selected; and if the argument is absent, the current
           jurisdiction is selected. This argument currently requires FORMAT to be TEXT. A PEM
           [RFC 1421[9], RFC 1422[10], RFC 1423[11], RFC 1424[12]] formatted key is returned.

           In the current implementation, a jurisdiction's public key can only be provided by one
           of the jurisdictions configured on the same host.




       The program exits 0 if everything was fine, 1 if an error occurred.


       dacs(1)[13], dacskey(1)[14], dacslist(1)[6], dacs.groups(5)[15]


       Distributed Systems Software ([16])


       Copyright2003-2012 Distributed Systems Software. See the LICENSE[17] file that accompanies
       the distribution for licensing information.


        1. dacsoptions


        3. dacs_list_jurisdictions.css

        4. html/examples/login.php

        5. dacs_list_jurisdictions.dtd

        6. dacslist(1)

        7. dacs_admin(8)

        8. standard CGI arguments

        9. RFC 1421

       10. RFC 1422

       11. RFC 1423

       12. RFC 1424

       13. dacs(1)

       14. dacskey(1)

       15. dacs.groups(5)


       17. LICENSE