Extended Generic Security Service Mechanism Inquiry APIs, July 2009
Cite this RFC: TXT | XML | BibTeX
Discuss this RFC: Send questions or comments to the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
Other actions: Submit Errata | Find IPR Disclosures from the IETF | View History of RFC 5587
This document introduces new application programming interfaces (APIs) to the Generic Security Services API (GSS-API) for extended mechanism attribute inquiry. These interfaces are primarily intended to reduce instances of hardcoding of mechanism identifiers in GSS applications.
These interfaces include mechanism attributes and attribute sets, a function for inquiring the attributes of a mechanism, a function for indicating mechanisms that possess given attributes, and a function for displaying mechanism attributes. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.