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RFC 2853

 
 
 

Generic Security Service API Version 2 : Java Bindings

Part 3 of 4, p. 51 to 73
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6.4.  public interface GSSContext

   This interface encapsulates the GSS-API security context and provides
   the security services (wrap, unwrap, getMIC, verifyMIC) that are
   available over the context.  Security contexts are established
   between peers using locally acquired credentials.  Multiple contexts
   may exist simultaneously between a pair of peers, using the same or
   different set of credentials.  GSS-API functions in a manner
   independent of the underlying transport protocol and depends on its
   calling application to transport its tokens between peers.

   Before the context establishment phase is initiated, the context
   initiator may request specific characteristics desired of the
   established context.  These can be set using the set methods.  After
   the context is established, the caller can check the actual
   characteristic and services offered by the context using the query
   methods.

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   The context establishment phase begins with the first call to the
   init method by the context initiator.  During this phase the
   initSecContext and acceptSecContext methods will produce GSS-API
   authentication tokens which the calling application needs to send to
   its peer.  If an error occurs at any point, an exception will get
   thrown and the code will start executing in a catch block.  If not,
   the normal flow of code continues and the application can make a call
   to the isEstablished() method.  If this method returns false it
   indicates that a token is needed from its peer in order to continue
   the context establishment phase.  A return value of true signals that
   the local end of the context is established.  This may still require
   that a token be sent to the peer, if one is produced by GSS-API.
   During the context establishment phase, the isProtReady() method may
   be called to determine if the context can be used for the per-message
   operations.  This allows applications to use per-message operations
   on contexts which aren't fully established.

   After the context has been established or the isProtReady() method
   returns "true", the query routines can be invoked to determine the
   actual characteristics and services of the established context.  The
   application can also start using the per-message methods of wrap and
   getMIC to obtain cryptographic operations on application supplied
   data.

   When the context is no longer needed, the application should call
   dispose to release any system resources the context may be using.

6.4.1.  Example Code

   The example code presented below demonstrates the usage of the
   GSSContext interface for the initiating peer.  Different operations
   on the GSSContext object are presented, including: object
   instantiation, setting of desired flags, context establishment, query
   of actual context flags, per-message operations on application data,
   and finally context deletion.

   GSSManager mgr = GSSManager.getInstance();

   // start by creating the name for a service entity
   GSSName targetName = mgr.createName("service@host",
                   GSSName.NT_HOSTBASED_SERVICE);

   // create a context using default credentials for the above entity
   // and the implementation specific default mechanism
   GSSContext context = mgr.createContext(targetName,
                   null,   /* default mechanism */
                   null,   /* default credentials */
                   GSSContext.INDEFINITE_LIFETIME);

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   // set desired context options - all others are false by default
   context.requestConf(true);
   context.requestMutualAuth(true);
   context.requestReplayDet(true);
   context.requestSequenceDet(true);

   // establish a context between peers - using byte arrays
   byte []inTok = new byte[0];

   try {
           do {
                   byte[] outTok = context.initSecContext(inTok, 0,
                                                     inTok.length);

                   // send the token if present
                   if (outTok != null)
                           sendToken(outTok);

                   // check if we should expect more tokens
                   if (context.isEstablished())
                           break;

                   // another token expected from peer
                   inTok = readToken();

           } while (true);

   } catch (GSSException e) {
           print("GSSAPI error: " + e.getMessage());
   }


   // display context information
   print("Remaining lifetime in seconds = " + context.getLifetime());
   print("Context mechanism = " + context.getMech().toString());
   print("Initiator = " + context.getSrcName().toString());
   print("Acceptor = " + context.getTargName().toString());

   if (context.getConfState())
           print("Confidentiality security service available");

   if (context.getIntegState())
           print("Integrity security service available");

   // perform wrap on an application supplied message, appMsg,
   // using QOP = 0, and requesting privacy service
   byte [] appMsg ...

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   MessageProp mProp = new MessageProp(0, true);

   byte []tok = context.wrap(appMsg, 0, appMsg.length, mProp);

   if (mProp.getPrivacy())
           print("Message protected with privacy.");

   sendToken(tok);


   // release the local-end of the context
   context.dispose();

6.4.2.  Static Constants

   public static final int DEFAULT_LIFETIME

   A lifetime constant representing the default context lifetime.  This
   value must be set to 0.

   public static final int INDEFINITE_LIFETIME

   A lifetime constant representing indefinite context lifetime.  This
   value must be set to the maximum integer value in Java -
   Integer.MAX_VALUE.

6.4.3.  initSecContext

   public byte[] initSecContext(byte inputBuf[], int offset, int len)
                   throws GSSException

   Called by the context initiator to start the context creation
   process.  This is equivalent to the stream based method except that
   the token buffers are handled as byte arrays instead of using stream
   objects.  This method may return an output token which the
   application will need to send to the peer for processing by the
   accept call.  Typically, the application would do so by calling the
   flush() method on an OutputStream that encapsulates the connection
   between the two peers.  The application can call isEstablished() to
   determine if the context establishment phase is complete for this
   peer.  A return value of "false" from isEstablished() indicates that
   more tokens are expected to be supplied to the initSecContext()
   method.  Note that it is possible that the initSecContext() method
   return a token for the peer, and isEstablished() return "true" also.
   This indicates that the token needs to be sent to the peer, but the
   local end of the context is now fully established.

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   Upon completion of the context establishment, the available context
   options may be queried through the get methods.

   Parameters:

      inputBuf  Token generated by the peer. This parameter is ignored
                on the first call.

      offset    The offset within the inputBuf where the token begins.

      len       The length of the token within the inputBuf (starting
                at the offset).

6.4.3.1.  Example Code

   // Create a new GSSContext implementation object.
   // GSSContext wrapper implements interface GSSContext.
   GSSContext context = mgr.createContext(...);


   byte []inTok = new byte[0];

   try {

           do {
                   byte[] outTok = context.initSecContext(inTok, 0,
                                           inTok.length);

                   // send the token if present
                   if (outTok != null)
                           sendToken(outTok);


                   // check if we should expect more tokens
                   if (context.isEstablished())
                           break;

                   // another token expected from peer
                   inTok = readToken();
           } while (true);

   } catch (GSSException e) {
           print("GSSAPI error: " + e.getMessage());
   }

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6.4.4.  initSecContext

   public int initSecContext(InputStream inStream,
                   OutputStream outStream) throws GSSException

   Called by the context initiator to start the context creation
   process.  This is equivalent to the byte array based method.  This
   method may write an output token to the outStream, which the
   application will need to send to the peer for processing by the
   accept call. Typically, the application would do so by calling the
   flush() method on an OutputStream that encapsulates the connection
   between the two peers.  The application can call isEstablished() to
   determine if the context establishment phase is complete for this
   peer.  A return value of "false" from isEstablished indicates that
   more tokens are expected to be supplied to the initSecContext method.
   Note that it is possible that the initSecContext() method return a
   token for the peer, and isEstablished() return "true" also.  This
   indicates that the token needs to be sent to the peer, but the local
   end of the context is now fully established.

   The GSS-API authentication tokens contain a definitive start and end.
   This method will attempt to read one of these tokens per invocation,
   and may block on the stream if only part of the token is available.

   Upon completion of the context establishment, the available context
   options may be queried through the get methods.

   Parameters:

      inStream  Contains the token generated by the peer. This
                parameter is ignored on the first call.

      outStream Output stream where the output token will be written.
                During the final stage of context establishment, there
                may be no bytes written.

6.4.4.1.  Example Code

   This sample code merely demonstrates the token exchange during the
   context establishment phase. It is expected that most Java
   applications will use custom implementations of the Input and Output
   streams that encapsulate the communication routines.  For instance, a
   simple read on the application InputStream, when called by the
   Context, might cause a token to be read from the peer, and a simple
   flush() on the application OutputStream might cause a previously
   written token to be transmitted to the peer.

   // Create a new GSSContext implementation object.

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   // GSSContext wrapper implements interface GSSContext.
   GSSContext context = mgr.createContext(...);

   // use standard java.io stream objects
   ByteArrayOutputStream os = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
   ByteArrayInputStream is = null;


   try {

           do {
                   context.initSecContext(is, os);

                   // send token if present
                   if (os.size() > 0)
                           sendToken(os);

                   // check if we should expect more tokens
                   if (context.isEstablished())
                           break;

                   // another token expected from peer
                   is = recvToken();

           } while (true);

   } catch (GSSException e) {
           print("GSSAPI error: " + e.getMessage());
   }

6.4.5.  acceptSecContext

   public byte[] acceptSecContext(byte inTok[], int offset, int len)
                   throws GSSException

   Called by the context acceptor upon receiving a token from the peer.
   This call is equivalent to the stream based method except that the
   token buffers are handled as byte arrays instead of using stream
   objects.

   This method may return an output token which the application will
   need to send to the peer for further processing by the init call.

   "null" return value indicates that no token needs to be sent to the
   peer.  The application can call isEstablished() to determine if the
   context establishment phase is complete for this peer.  A return
   value of "false" from isEstablished() indicates that more tokens are
   expected to be supplied to this method.

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   Note that it is possible that acceptSecContext() return a token for
   the peer, and isEstablished() return "true" also.  This indicates
   that the token needs to be sent to the peer, but the local end of the
   context is now fully established.

   Upon completion of the context establishment, the available context
   options may be queried through the get methods.

   Parameters:

      inTok     Token generated by the peer.

      offset    The offset within the inTok where the token begins.

      len       The length of the token within the inTok (starting at
                the offset).

6.4.5.1.  Example Code

   // acquire server credentials
   GSSCredential server = mgr.createCredential(...);

   // create acceptor GSS-API context from the default provider
   GSSContext context = mgr.createContext(server, null);

   try {
           do {
                   byte [] inTok = readToken();

                   byte []outTok = context.acceptSecContext(inTok, 0,
                                           inTok.length);

                   // possibly send token to peer
                   if (outTok != null)
                           sendToken(outTok);

                   // check if local context establishment is complete
                   if (context.isEstablished())
                           break;
           } while (true);

   } catch (GSSException e) {
           print("GSS-API error: " + e.getMessage());
   }

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6.4.6.  acceptSecContext

   public void acceptSecContext(InputStream inStream,
                   OutputStream outStream) throws GSSException

   Called by the context acceptor upon receiving a token from the peer.
   This call is equivalent to the byte array method.  It may write an
   output token to the outStream, which the application will need to
   send to the peer for processing by its initSecContext method.
   Typically, the application would do so by calling the flush() method
   on an OutputStream that encapsulates the connection between the two
   peers. The application can call isEstablished() to determine if the
   context establishment phase is complete for this peer.  A return
   value of "false" from isEstablished() indicates that more tokens are
   expected to be supplied to this method.

   Note that it is possible that acceptSecContext() return a token for
   the peer, and isEstablished() return "true" also.  This indicates
   that the token needs to be sent to the peer, but the local end of the
   context is now fully established.

   The GSS-API authentication tokens contain a definitive start and end.
   This method will attempt to read one of these tokens per invocation,
   and may block on the stream if only part of the token is available.

   Upon completion of the context establishment, the available context
   options may be queried through the get methods.

   Parameters:

      inStream  Contains the token generated by the peer.

      outStream Output stream where the output token will be written.
                During the final stage of context establishment, there
                may be no bytes written.

6.4.6.1.  Example Code

   This sample code merely demonstrates the token exchange during the
   context establishment phase. It is expected that most Java
   applications will use custom implementations of the Input and Output
   streams that encapsulate the communication routines.  For instance, a
   simple read on the application InputStream, when called by the
   Context, might cause a token to be read from the peer, and a simple
   flush() on the application OutputStream might cause a previously
   written token to be transmitted to the peer.

   // acquire server credentials

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   GSSCredential server = mgr.createCredential(...);

   // create acceptor GSS-API context from the default provider
   GSSContext context = mgr.createContext(server, null);

   // use standard java.io stream objects
   ByteArrayOutputStream os = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
   ByteArrayInputStream is = null;

   try {
           do {

                   is = recvToken();

                   context.acceptSecContext(is, os);

                   // possibly send token to peer
                   if (os.size() > 0)
                           sendToken(os);

                   // check if local context establishment is complete
                   if (context.isEstablished())
                           break;
           } while (true);

   } catch (GSSException e) {
           print("GSS-API error: " + e.getMessage());
   }

6.4.7.  isEstablished

   public boolean isEstablished()

   Used during context establishment to determine the state of the
   context.  Returns "true" if this is a fully established context on
   the caller's side and no more tokens are needed from the peer.
   Should be called after a call to initSecContext() or
   acceptSecContext() when no GSSException is thrown.

6.4.8.  dispose

   public void dispose() throws GSSException

   Releases any system resources and cryptographic information stored in
   the context object.  This will invalidate the context.

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6.4.9.  getWrapSizeLimit

   public int getWrapSizeLimit(int qop, boolean confReq,
                   int maxTokenSize) throws GSSException

   Returns the maximum message size that, if presented to the wrap
   method with the same confReq and qop parameters, will result in an
   output token containing no more than the maxTokenSize bytes.

   This call is intended for use by applications that communicate over
   protocols that impose a maximum message size.  It enables the
   application to fragment messages prior to applying protection.

   GSS-API implementations are recommended but not required to detect
   invalid QOP values when getWrapSizeLimit is called.  This routine
   guarantees only a maximum message size, not the availability of
   specific QOP values for message protection.

   Successful completion of this call does not guarantee that wrap will
   be able to protect a message of the computed length, since this
   ability may depend on the availability of system resources at the
   time that wrap is called.  However, if the implementation itself
   imposes an upper limit on the length of messages that may be
   processed by wrap, the implementation should not return a value that
   is greater than this length.

   Parameters:

      qop       Indicates the level of protection wrap will be asked
                to provide.

      confReq   Indicates if wrap will be asked to provide privacy
                service.

      maxTokenSize
                The desired maximum size of the token emitted by wrap.

6.4.10.  wrap

   public byte[] wrap(byte inBuf[], int offset, int len,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Applies per-message security services over the established security
   context.  The method will return a token with a cryptographic MIC and
   may optionally encrypt the specified inBuf.  This method is
   equivalent in functionality to its stream counterpart.  The returned
   byte array will contain both the MIC and the message.

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   The MessageProp object is instantiated by the application and used to
   specify a QOP value which selects cryptographic algorithms, and a
   privacy service to optionally encrypt the message.  The underlying
   mechanism that is used in the call may not be able to provide the
   privacy service.  It sets the actual privacy service that it does
   provide in this MessageProp object which the caller should then query
   upon return.  If the mechanism is not able to provide the requested
   QOP, it throws a GSSException with the BAD_QOP code.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by wrap to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   the wrapping of zero-length messages.

   The application will be responsible for sending the token to the
   peer.

   Parameters:

      inBuf     Application data to be protected.

      offset    The offset within the inBuf where the data begins.

      len       The length of the data within the inBuf (starting at
                the offset).

      msgProp   Instance of MessageProp that is used by the
                application to set the desired QOP and privacy state.
                Set the desired QOP to 0 to request the default QOP.
                Upon return from this method, this object will contain
                the the actual privacy state that was applied to the
                message by the underlying mechanism.

6.4.11.  wrap

   public void wrap(InputStream inStream, OutputStream outStream,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Allows to apply per-message security services over the established
   security context.  The method will produce a token with a
   cryptographic MIC and may optionally encrypt the message in inStream.
   The outStream will contain both the MIC and the message.

   The MessageProp object is instantiated by the application and used to
   specify a QOP value which selects cryptographic algorithms, and a
   privacy service to optionally encrypt the message.  The underlying
   mechanism that is used in the call may not be able to provide the
   privacy service.  It sets the actual privacy service that it does

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   provide in this MessageProp object which the caller should then query
   upon return.  If the mechanism is not able to provide the requested
   QOP, it throws a GSSException with the BAD_QOP code.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by wrap to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   the wrapping of zero-length messages.

   The application will be responsible for sending the token to the
   peer.

   Parameters:

      inStream  Input stream containing the application data to be
                protected.

      outStream The output stream to write the protected message to.
                The application is responsible for sending this to the
                other peer for processing in its unwrap method.

      msgProp   Instance of MessageProp that is used by the
                application to set the desired QOP and privacy state.
                Set the desired QOP to 0 to request the default QOP.
                Upon return from this method, this object will contain
                the the actual privacy state that was applied to the
                message by the underlying mechanism.

6.4.12.  unwrap

   public byte [] unwrap(byte[] inBuf, int offset, int len,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Used by the peer application to process tokens generated with the
   wrap call.  This call is equal in functionality to its stream
   counterpart.  The method will return the message supplied in the peer
   application to the wrap call, verifying the embedded MIC.

   The MessageProp object is instantiated by the application and is used
   by the underlying mechanism to return information to the caller such
   as the QOP, whether confidentiality was applied to the message, and
   other supplementary message state information.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by wrap to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   the wrapping and unwrapping of zero-length messages.

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   Parameters:

      inBuf     GSS-API wrap token received from peer.

      offset    The offset within the inBuf where the token begins.

      len       The length of the token within the inBuf (starting at
                the offset).

      msgProp   Upon return from the method, this object will contain
                the applied QOP, the privacy state of the message, and
                supplementary information described in 4.12.3 stating
                whether the token was a duplicate, old, out of
                sequence or arriving after a gap.

6.4.13.  unwrap

   public void unwrap(InputStream inStream, OutputStream outStream,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Used by the peer application to process tokens generated with the
   wrap call.  This call is equal in functionality to its byte array
   counterpart.  It will produce the message supplied in the peer
   application to the wrap call, verifying the embedded MIC.

   The MessageProp object is instantiated by the application and is used
   by the underlying mechanism to return information to the caller such
   as the QOP, whether confidentiality was applied to the message, and
   other supplementary message state information.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by wrap to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   the wrapping and unwrapping of zero-length messages.

   Parameters:

      inStream  Input stream containing the GSS-API wrap token
                received from the peer.

      outStream The output stream to write the application message to.

      msgProp   Upon return from the method, this object will contain
                the applied QOP, the privacy state of the message, and
                supplementary information described in 4.12.3 stating
                whether the token was a duplicate, old, out of
                sequence or arriving after a gap.

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6.4.14.  getMIC

   public byte[] getMIC(byte []inMsg, int offset, int len,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Returns a token containing a cryptographic MIC for the supplied
   message,  for transfer to the peer application.  Unlike wrap, which
   encapsulates the user message in the returned token, only the message
   MIC is returned in the output token.  This method is identical in
   functionality to its stream counterpart.

   Note that privacy can only be applied through the wrap call.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by getMIC to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   derivation of MICs from zero-length messages.

   Parameters:

      inMsg     Message to generate MIC over.

      offset    The offset within the inMsg where the token begins.

      len       The length of the token within the inMsg (starting at
                the offset).

      msgProp   Instance of MessageProp that is used by the
                application to set the desired QOP.  Set the desired
                QOP to 0 in msgProp to request the default QOP.
                Alternatively pass in "null" for msgProp to request
                default QOP.

6.4.15.  getMIC

   public void getMIC(InputStream inStream, OutputStream outStream,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Produces a token containing a cryptographic MIC for the supplied
   message, for transfer to the peer application.  Unlike wrap, which
   encapsulates the user message in the returned token, only the message
   MIC is produced in the output token.  This method is identical in
   functionality to its byte array counterpart.

   Note that privacy can only be applied through the wrap call.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by getMIC to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   derivation of MICs from zero-length messages.

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   Parameters:

      inStream  inStream  Input stream containing the message to
                generate MIC over.

      outStream outStream Output stream to write the GSS-API output
                token to.

      msgProp   Instance of MessageProp that is used by the
                application to set the desired QOP.  Set the desired
                QOP to 0 in msgProp to request the default QOP.
                Alternatively pass in "null" for msgProp to request
                default QOP.

6.4.16.  verifyMIC

   public void verifyMIC(byte []inTok, int tokOffset, int tokLen,
                   byte[] inMsg, int msgOffset, int msgLen,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Verifies the cryptographic MIC, contained in the token parameter,
   over the supplied message.  This method is equivalent in
   functionality to its stream counterpart.

   The MessageProp object is instantiated by the application and is used
   by the underlying mechanism to return information to the caller such
   as the QOP indicating the strength of protection that was applied to
   the message and other supplementary message state information.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by getMIC to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   the calculation and verification of MICs over zero-length messages.

   Parameters:

      inTok     Token generated by peer's getMIC method.

      tokOffset The offset within the inTok where the token begins.

      tokLen    The length of the token within the inTok (starting at
                the offset).

      inMsg     Application message to verify the cryptographic MIC
                over.

      msgOffset The offset within the inMsg where the message begins.

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      msgLen    The length of the message within the inMsg (starting
                at the offset).

      msgProp   Upon return from the method, this object will contain
                the applied QOP and supplementary information
                described in 4.12.3 stating whether the token was a
                duplicate, old, out of sequence or arriving after a
                gap.  The confidentiality state will be set to
                "false".

6.4.17.  verifyMIC

   public void verifyMIC(InputStream tokStream, InputStream msgStream,
                   MessageProp msgProp) throws GSSException

   Verifies the cryptographic MIC, contained in the token parameter,
   over the supplied message.  This method is equivalent in
   functionality to its byte array counterpart.

   The MessageProp object is instantiated by the application and is used
   by the underlying mechanism to return information to the caller such
   as the QOP indicating the strength of protection that was applied to
   the message and other supplementary message state information.

   Since some application-level protocols may wish to use tokens emitted
   by getMIC to provide "secure framing", implementations should support
   the calculation and verification of MICs over zero-length messages.

   Parameters:

      tokStream Input stream containing the token generated by peer's
                getMIC method.

      msgStream Input stream containing the application message to
                verify the cryptographic MIC over.

      msgProp   Upon return from the method, this object will contain
                the applied QOP and supplementary information
                described in 4.12.3 stating whether the token was a
                duplicate, old, out of sequence or arriving after a
                gap.  The confidentiality state will be set to
                "false".

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6.4.18.  export

   public byte [] export() throws GSSException

   Provided to support the sharing of work between multiple processes.
   This routine will typically be used by the context-acceptor, in an
   application where a single process receives incoming connection
   requests and accepts security contexts over them, then passes the
   established context to one or more other processes for message
   exchange.

   This method deactivates the security context and creates an
   interprocess token which, when passed to the byte array constructor
   of the GSSContext interface in another process, will re-activate the
   context in the second process.  Only a single instantiation of a
   given context may be active at any one time; a subsequent attempt by
   a context exporter to access the exported security context will fail.

   The implementation may constrain the set of processes by which the
   interprocess token may be imported, either as a function of local
   security policy, or as a result of implementation decisions.  For
   example, some implementations may constrain contexts to be passed
   only between processes that run under the same account, or which are
   part of the same process group.

   The interprocess token may contain security-sensitive information
   (for example cryptographic keys).  While mechanisms are encouraged to
   either avoid placing such sensitive information within interprocess
   tokens, or to encrypt the token before returning it to the
   application, in a typical GSS-API implementation this may not be
   possible.  Thus the application must take care to protect the
   interprocess token, and ensure that any process to which the token is
   transferred is trustworthy.

6.4.19.  requestMutualAuth

   public void requestMutualAuth(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Sets the request state of the mutual authentication flag for the
   context.  This method is only valid before the context creation
   process begins and only for the initiator.

   Parameters:

      state     Boolean representing if mutual authentication should
                be requested during context establishment.

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6.4.20.  requestReplayDet

   public void requestReplayDet(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Sets the request state of the replay detection service for the
   context.  This method is only valid before the context creation
   process begins and only for the initiator.

   Parameters:

      state     Boolean representing if replay detection is desired
                over the established context.

6.4.21.  requestSequenceDet

   public void requestSequenceDet(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Sets the request state for the sequence checking service of the
   context.  This method is only valid before the context creation
   process begins and only for the initiator.

   Parameters:

      state     Boolean representing if sequence detection is desired
                over the established context.

6.4.22.  requestCredDeleg

   public void requestCredDeleg(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Sets the request state for the credential delegation flag for the
   context.  This method is only valid before the context creation
   process begins and only for the initiator.

   Parameters:

      state     Boolean representing if credential delegation is
                desired.

6.4.23.  requestAnonymity

   public void requestAnonymity(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Requests anonymous support over the context.  This method is only
   valid before the context creation process begins and only for the
   initiator.

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   Parameters:

      state     Boolean representing if anonymity support is
                requested.

6.4.24.  requestConf

   public void requestConf(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Requests that confidentiality service be available over the context.
   This method is only valid before the context creation process begins
   and only for the initiator.

   Parameters:

      state     Boolean indicating if confidentiality services are to
                be requested for the context.

6.4.25.  requestInteg

   public void requestInteg(boolean state) throws GSSException

   Requests that integrity services be available over the context.  This
   method is only valid before the context creation process begins and
   only for the initiator.

   Parameters:

      state     Boolean indicating if integrity services are to be
                requested for the context.

6.4.26.  requestLifetime

   public void requestLifetime(int lifetime) throws GSSException

   Sets the desired lifetime for the context in seconds.  This method is
   only valid before the context creation process begins and only for
   the initiator. Use GSSContext.INDEFINITE_LIFETIME and
   GSSContext.DEFAULT_LIFETIME to request indefinite or default context
   lifetime.

   Parameters:

      lifetime  The desired context lifetime in seconds.

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6.4.27.  setChannelBinding

   public void setChannelBinding(ChannelBinding cb) throws GSSException

   Sets the channel bindings to be used during context establishment.
   This method is only valid before the context creation process begins.

   Parameters:

      cb        Channel bindings to be used.

6.4.28.  getCredDelegState

   public boolean getCredDelegState()

   Returns the state of the delegated credentials for the context.  When
   issued before context establishment is completed or when the
   isProtReady method returns "false", it returns the desired state,
   otherwise it will indicate the actual state over the established
   context.

6.4.29.  getMutualAuthState

   public boolean getMutualAuthState()

   Returns the state of the mutual authentication option for the
   context.  When issued before context establishment completes or when
   the isProtReady method returns "false", it returns the desired state,
   otherwise it will indicate the actual state over the established
   context.

6.4.30.  getReplayDetState

   public boolean getReplayDetState()

   Returns the state of the replay detection option for the context.
   When issued before context establishment completes or when the
   isProtReady method returns "false", it returns the desired state,
   otherwise it will indicate the actual state over the established
   context.

6.4.31.  getSequenceDetState

   public boolean getSequenceDetState()

   Returns the state of the sequence detection option for the context.
   When issued before context establishment completes or when the
   isProtReady method returns "false", it returns the desired state,

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   otherwise it will indicate the actual state over the established
   context.

6.4.32.  getAnonymityState

   public boolean getAnonymityState()

   Returns "true" if this is an anonymous context.  When issued before
   context establishment completes or when the isProtReady method
   returns "false", it returns the desired state, otherwise it will
   indicate the actual state over the established context.

6.4.33.  isTransferable

   public boolean isTransferable() throws GSSException

   Returns "true" if the context is transferable to other processes
   through the use of the export method.  This call is only valid on
   fully established contexts.

6.4.34.  isProtReady

   public boolean isProtReady()

   Returns "true" if the per message operations can be applied over the
   context.  Some mechanisms may allow the usage of per-message
   operations before the context is fully established.  This will also
   indicate that the get methods will return actual context state
   characteristics instead of the desired ones.

6.4.35.  getConfState

   public boolean getConfState()

   Returns the confidentiality service state over the context.  When
   issued before context establishment completes or when the isProtReady
   method returns "false", it returns the desired state, otherwise it
   will indicate the actual state over the established context.

6.4.36.  getIntegState

   public boolean getIntegState()

   Returns the integrity service state over the context.  When issued
   before context establishment completes or when the isProtReady method
   returns "false", it returns the desired state, otherwise it will
   indicate the actual state over the established context.

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6.4.37.  getLifetime

   public int getLifetime()

   Returns the context lifetime in seconds.  When issued before context
   establishment completes or when the isProtReady method returns
   "false", it returns the desired lifetime, otherwise it will indicate
   the remaining lifetime for the context.

6.4.38.  getSrcName

   public GSSName getSrcName() throws GSSException

   Returns the name of the context initiator.  This call is valid only
   after the context is fully established or the isProtReady method
   returns "true".  It is guaranteed to return an MN.

6.4.39.  getTargName

   public GSSName getTargName() throws GSSException

   Returns the name of the context target (acceptor).  This call is
   valid only after the context is fully established or the isProtReady
   method returns "true".  It is guaranteed to return an MN.

6.4.40.  getMech

   public Oid getMech() throws GSSException

   Returns the mechanism oid for this context. This method may be called
   before the context is fully established, but the mechanism returned
   may change on successive calls in negotiated mechanism case.

6.4.41.  getDelegCred

   public GSSCredential getDelegCred() throws GSSException

   Returns the delegated credential object on the acceptor's side.  To
   check for availability of delegated credentials call
   getDelegCredState.  This call is only valid on fully established
   contexts.

6.4.42.  isInitiator

   public boolean isInitiator() throws GSSException

   Returns "true" if this is the initiator of the context.  This call is
   only valid after the context creation process has started.


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