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

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 SunOS 5.10 18 Dec 2001 getpublickey(3NSL)

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