[ 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
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 Apple operating systems (including iOS, tvOS, and macOS), the native credential type is a `struct xucred`. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_apple_xucred.
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.
Since GLib 2.72, on Windows, the native credentials may contain the PID of a process. This corresponds to g_credentials_type_win32_pid.