GSS_GET_MIC(3) Programmer's Manual GSS_GET_MIC(3)
gss_get_mic, gss_sign -- Calculate a cryptographic message integrity code (MIC) for a message; integrity service
gss_get_mic(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_ctx_id_t context_handle, gss_qop_t qop_req, const gss_buffer_t message_buffer,
gss_sign(OM_uint32 *minor_status, const gss_ctx_id_t context_handle, gss_qop_t qop_req, gss_buffer_t message_buffer, gss_buffer_t msg_token);
Generates a cryptographic MIC for the supplied message, and places the MIC in a token for transfer to the peer application. The qop_req
parameter allows a choice between several cryptographic algorithms, if supported by the chosen mechanism.
Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted by gss_wrap() to provide "secure framing", implementations must support
derivation of MICs from zero-length messages.
The gss_sign() routine is an obsolete variant of gss_get_mic(). It is provided for backwards compatibility with applications using the GSS-
API V1 interface. A distinct entrypoint (as opposed to #define) is provided, both to allow GSS-API V1 applications to link and to retain the
slight parameter type differences between the obsolete versions of this routine and its current form.
minor_status Mechanism specific status code.
context_handle Identifies the context on which the message will be sent.
qop_req Specifies requested quality of protection. Callers are encouraged, on portability grounds, to accept the default quality of
protection offered by the chosen mechanism, which may be requested by specifying GSS_C_QOP_DEFAULT for this parameter. If an
unsupported protection strength is requested, gss_get_mic() will return a major_status of GSS_S_BAD_QOP.
message_buffer Message to be protected.
msg_token Buffer to receive token. The application must free storage associated with this buffer after use with a call to
GSS_S_COMPLETE Successful completion
GSS_S_CONTEXT_EXPIRED The context has already expired
GSS_S_NO_CONTEXT The context_handle parameter did not identify a valid context
GSS_S_BAD_QOP The specified QOP is not supported by the mechanism
RFC 2743 Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Version 2, Update 1
RFC 2744 Generic Security Service API Version 2 : C-bindings
The gss_get_mic function first appeared in FreeBSD 7.0.
John Wray, Iris Associates
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