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Object hierarchy for Credentials


[ Version ( since = "2.26" ) ]
public class Credentials : Object

The Credentials type is a reference-counted wrapper for native credentials.

This information is typically used for identifying, authenticating and authorizing other processes.

Some operating systems supports looking up the credentials of the remote peer of a communication endpoint - see e.g. get_credentials.

Some operating systems supports securely sending and receiving credentials over a Unix Domain Socket, see GUnixCredentialsMessage, g_unix_connection_send_credentials and g_unix_connection_receive_credentials for details.

On Linux, the native credential type is a struct ucred - see the unix(7) man page for details. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_linux_ucred.

On FreeBSD, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, and GNU/Hurd, the native credential type is a struct cmsgcred. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_freebsd_cmsgcred.

On NetBSD, the native credential type is a struct unpcbid. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_netbsd_unpcbid .

On OpenBSD, the native credential type is a struct sockpeercred. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_openbsd_sockpeercred.

On Solaris (including OpenSolaris and its derivatives), the native credential type is a ucred_t. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_solaris_ucred.

Namespace: GLib
Package: gio-2.0


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