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PUBLICKEY(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					      PUBLICKEY(3)

NAME
publickey, getpublickey, getsecretkey -- get public or secret key LIBRARY
RPC Service Library (librpcsvc, -lrpcsvc) SYNOPSIS
#include <rpc/rpc.h> #include <rpc/key_prot.h> int getpublickey(const char netname[MAXNETNAMELEN+1], char publickey[HEXKEYBYTES+1]); int getsecretkey(char netname[MAXNETNAMELEN+1], char secretkey[HEXKEYBYTES+1], char *passwd); DESCRIPTION
These routines are used to get public and secret keys from the YP database. The getsecretkey() function has an extra argument, passwd, which is used to decrypt the encrypted secret key stored in the database. Both routines return 1 if they are successful in finding the key, 0 oth- erwise. The keys are returned as NUL-terminated, hexadecimal strings. If the password supplied to getsecretkey() fails to decrypt the secret key, the routine will return 1 but the secretkey argument will be a NUL string (``''). SEE ALSO
publickey(5) RPC Programmer's Manual in /usr/share/doc/psd/23.rpc. BSD
October 6, 1987 BSD

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getpublickey(3NSL)                                     Networking Services Library Functions                                    getpublickey(3NSL)

NAME
getpublickey, getsecretkey, publickey - retrieve public or secret key SYNOPSIS
#include <rpc/rpc.h> #include <rpc/key_prot.h> int getpublickey(const char netname[MAXNETNAMELEN], char publickey[HEXKEYBYTES+1]); int getsecretkey(const char netname[MAXNETNAMELEN], char secretkey[HEXKEYBYTES+1], const char *passwd); DESCRIPTION
getpublickey() and getsecretkey() get public and secret keys for netname. The key may come from one of the following sources: o the /etc/publickey file. See publickey(4). o the NIS map ``publickey.byname'' or the NIS+ table ``cred.org_dir''. The sources and their lookup order are specified in the /etc/nss- witch.conf file. See nsswitch.conf(4). getsecretkey() has an extra argument, passwd, which is used to decrypt the encrypted secret key stored in the database. RETURN VALUES
Both routines return 1 if they are successful in finding the key. Otherwise, the routines return 0. The keys are returned as null-termi- nated, hexadecimal strings. If the password supplied to getsecretkey() fails to decrypt the secret key, the routine will return 1 but the secretkey [0] will be set to NULL. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
secure_rpc(3NSL), nsswitch.conf(4), publickey(4), attributes(5) WARNINGS
If getpublickey() gets the public key from any source other than NIS+, all authenticated NIS+ operations may fail. To ensure that this does not happen, edit the nsswitch.conf(4) file to make sure that the public key is obtained from NIS+. NOTES NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the SolarisTM Operating Environment. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the Solaris 9 operating environment. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html. SunOS 5.10 18 Dec 2001 getpublickey(3NSL)
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