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.TH sasl_client_start "10 July 2001" SASL "SASL man pages"
sasl_client_start \- Begin an authentication negotiation
.B #include <sasl/sasl.h>
.BI "int sasl_client_start(sasl_conn_t * " conn ", "
.BI " const char * " mechlist ", "
.BI " sasl_interact_t ** " prompt_need ", "
.BI " const char ** " clientout ", "
.BI " unsigned * " clientoutlen ", "
.BI " const char ** " mech ");"
selects a mechanism for authentication and starts the authentication
session. The mechlist is the list of mechanisms the client might like
to use. The mechanisms in the list are not necessarily supported by
the client or even valid. SASL determines which of these to use based
upon the security preferences specified earlier. The list of
mechanisms is typically a list of mechanisms the server supports
acquired from a capability request.
If SASL_INTERACT is returned the library needs some values to be
filled in before it can proceed. The prompt_need structure will be
filled in with requests. The application should fulfill these requests
and call sasl_client_start again with identical parameters (the
prompt_need parameter will be the same pointer as before but filled in
by the application).
is a list of mechanisms the server has available. Punctuation if ignored.
is filled in with a list of prompts needed to continue (if necessary).
is created. It is the initial client response to send to the
server. It is the job of the
client to send it over the network to the server.
Any protocal specific encoding (such as base64
encoding) necessary needs to be done by the client.
If the protocol lacks client-send-first capability, then set
If there is no initial client-send, then
will be set to NULL on return.
contains the name of the chosen SASL mechanism (on success)
.SH "RETURN VALUE"
sasl_client_start returns an integer which corresponds to one of the
following codes. SASL_CONTINUE indicates sucess and that there are
more steps needed in the authentication. All other return codes
indicate errors and should either be handled or the authentication
session should be quit.
.SH "CONFORMING TO"
.SH "SEE ALSO"
sasl(3), sasl_callbacks(3), sasl_errors(3), sasl_client_init(3), sasl_client_new(3), sasl_client_step(3)