gss_delete_sec_context - API function
OM_uint32 gss_delete_sec_context(OM_uint32 * minor_status, gss_ctx_id_t
* context_handle, gss_buffer_t output_token);
OM_uint32 * minor_status
(Integer, modify) Mechanism specific status code.
gss_ctx_id_t * context_handle
(gss_ctx_id_t, modify) Context handle identifying
context to delete. After deleting the context, the
set this context handle to GSS_C_NO_CONTEXT.
(buffer, opaque, modify, optional) Token to be sent
to remote application to instruct it to also delete the
It is recommended that applications specify
this parameter, requesting local deletion only. If a
parameter is provided by the application, the mechanism
return a token in it; mechanisms that implement only
deletion should set the length field of this token to
indicate to the application that no token is to be sent
Delete a security context. gss_delete_sec_context will delete the
local data structures associated with the specified security context,
and may generate an output_token, which when passed to the peer
gss_process_context_token will instruct it to do likewise. If no token
is required by the mechanism, the GSS-API should set the length field
of the output_token (if provided) to zero. No further security
services may be obtained using the context specified by context_handle.
In addition to deleting established security contexts,
gss_delete_sec_context must also be able to delete "half-built"
security contexts resulting from an incomplete sequence of
The output_token parameter is retained for compatibility with version 1
of the GSS-API. It is recommended that both peer applications invoke
gss_delete_sec_context passing the value GSS_C_NO_BUFFER for the
output_token parameter, indicating that no token is required, and that
gss_delete_sec_context should simply delete local context data
structures. If the application does pass a valid buffer to
gss_delete_sec_context, mechanisms are encouraged to return a
zero-length token, indicating that no peer action is necessary, and
that no token should be transferred by the application.
‘GSS_S_COMPLETE‘: Successful completion.
‘GSS_S_NO_CONTEXT‘: No valid context was supplied.
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