find_key_by_type_and_name(3) — Linux manual page


FIND_KEY..._AND_NAME(3)  Linux Key Utility Calls FIND_KEY..._AND_NAME(3)

NAME         top

       find_key_by_type_and_name - find a key by type and name

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <keyutils.h>

       key_serial_t find_key_by_type_and_name(const char *type,
           const char *description, key_serial_t destringid);

DESCRIPTION         top

       find_key_by_type_and_name() searches for a key with the given
       type and exact description, firstly in the thread, process and
       session keyrings to which a process is subscribed and secondly in

       If a key is found, and destringid is not 0 and specifies a
       keyring, then the found key will be linked into it.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The function returns the ID of the key if a key was found or -1

ERRORS         top

       ENOKEY No key was found or the keyring specified is invalid.

              The key or keyring have expired.

              The key or keyring have been revoked.

       EACCES The key is not accessible or keyring exists, but is not
              writable by the calling process.

LINKING         top

       When linking, -lkeyutils should be specified to the linker.

SEE ALSO         top

       request_key(2), keyctl(3), keyrings(7)

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Linux                          10 Sep 2013       FIND_KEY..._AND_NAME(3)

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