keyctl_update(3) — Linux manual page

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KEYCTL_UPDATE(3)       Linux Key Management Calls       KEYCTL_UPDATE(3)

NAME         top

       keyctl_update - update a key

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <keyutils.h>

       long keyctl_update(key_serial_t key, const void *payload,
       size_t plen);

DESCRIPTION         top

       keyctl_update() updates the payload of a key if the key type
       permits it.

       The caller must have write permission on a key to be able to
       update it.

       payload and plen specify the data for the new payload.  payload
       may be NULL and plen may be zero if the key type permits that.
       The key type may reject the data if it's in the wrong format or
       in some other way invalid.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success keyctl_update() returns 0.  On error, the value -1
       will be returned and errno will have been set to an appropriate
       error.

ERRORS         top

       ENOKEY The key specified is invalid.

       EKEYEXPIRED
              The key specified has expired.

       EKEYREVOKED
              The key specified had been revoked.

       EINVAL The payload data was invalid.

       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to store the new payload.

       EDQUOT The key quota for this user would be exceeded by
              increasing the size of the key to accommodate the new
              payload.

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

       EOPNOTSUPP
              The key type does not support the update operation on its
              keys.

LINKING         top

       This is a library function that can be found in libkeyutils.
       When linking, -lkeyutils should be specified to the linker.

SEE ALSO         top

       keyctl(1), add_key(2), keyctl(2), request_key(2), keyctl(3),
       keyrings(7), keyutils(7)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                          4 May 2006               KEYCTL_UPDATE(3)

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