How to use GSS-API to add second credential

Douglas E. Engert deengert at
Wed Feb 16 15:43:55 EST 2005

Sam Hartman wrote:

>>>>>>"Jeffrey" == Jeffrey Altman <jaltman at MIT.EDU> writes:
>     Jeffrey> Newman, Edward (IDS GNS) wrote:
>     >> If I use "gss_mech_krb5" as the mechanism then I get an
>     >> "unresolved external" link error on Windows platform.
>     Jeffrey> gss_mech_krb5 is a constant internal to the library which
>     Jeffrey> points into an array of oids.  I have found that
>     Jeffrey> applications should maintain their own list of supported
>     Jeffrey> mechanism OIDs when a specific mechanism is desired:
> I  think we need to get to a point where we are not recommending
> people do this.
> It's not particularly usable to recommend people add lists of OIDs to
> their applications.

But that is the point of using OIDs and dynamic shared libs and
multiple mechs.  The user needs a copy of the OID they can support
even if the mech does not.

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