RFC 5587

Extended Generic Security Service Mechanism Inquiry APIs, July 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5587.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
N. Williams
Stream:
IETF
Source:
kitten (sec)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5587

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Abstract

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]


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