Class

GioCredentials

Description [src]

final class Gio.Credentials : GObject.Object {
  /* No available fields */
}

The GCredentials 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. g_socket_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 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.

Available since:2.26

Hierarchy

hierarchy this GCredentials ancestor_0 GObject ancestor_0--this

Ancestors

Constructors

g_credentials_new

Creates a new GCredentials object with credentials matching the the current process.

Available since: 2.26

Instance methods

g_credentials_get_native

Gets a pointer to native credentials of type native_type from credentials.

Available since: 2.26

g_credentials_get_unix_pid

Tries to get the UNIX process identifier from credentials. This method is only available on UNIX platforms.

Available since: 2.36

g_credentials_get_unix_user

Tries to get the UNIX user identifier from credentials. This method is only available on UNIX platforms.

Available since: 2.26

g_credentials_is_same_user

Checks if credentials and other_credentials is the same user.

Available since: 2.26

g_credentials_set_native

Copies the native credentials of type native_type from native into credentials.

Available since: 2.26

g_credentials_set_unix_user

Tries to set the UNIX user identifier on credentials. This method is only available on UNIX platforms.

Available since: 2.26

g_credentials_to_string

Creates a human-readable textual representation of credentials that can be used in logging and debug messages. The format of the returned string may change in future GLib release.

Available since: 2.26

Methods inherited from GObject (43)

Signals

Signals inherited from GObject (1)

Class structure

struct GioCredentialsClass {
  /* no available fields */
}