krb5_checksum man page

krb5_checksum, krb5_checksum_disable, krb5_checksum_is_collision_proof, krb5_checksum_is_keyed, krb5_checksumsize, krb5_cksumtype_valid, krb5_copy_checksum, krb5_create_checksum, krb5_crypto_get_checksum_type krb5_free_checksum, krb5_free_checksum_contents, krb5_hmac, krb5_verify_checksum — creates, handles and verifies checksums


Kerberos 5 Library (libkrb5, -lkrb5)


#include <krb5.h>

typedef Checksum krb5_checksum;
krb5_checksum_disable(krb5_context context, krb5_cksumtype type);

krb5_checksum_is_collision_proof(krb5_context context, krb5_cksumtype type);

krb5_checksum_is_keyed(krb5_context context, krb5_cksumtype type);

krb5_cksumtype_valid(krb5_context context, krb5_cksumtype ctype);

krb5_checksumsize(krb5_context context, krb5_cksumtype type, size_t *size);

krb5_create_checksum(krb5_context context, krb5_crypto crypto, krb5_key_usage usage, int type, void *data, size_t len, Checksum *result);

krb5_verify_checksum(krb5_context context, krb5_crypto crypto, krb5_key_usage usage, void *data, size_t len, Checksum *cksum);

krb5_crypto_get_checksum_type(krb5_context context, krb5_crypto crypto, krb5_cksumtype *type);

krb5_free_checksum(krb5_context context, krb5_checksum *cksum);

krb5_free_checksum_contents(krb5_context context, krb5_checksum *cksum);

krb5_hmac(krb5_context context, krb5_cksumtype cktype, const void *data, size_t len, unsigned usage, krb5_keyblock *key, Checksum *result);

krb5_copy_checksum(krb5_context context, const krb5_checksum *old, krb5_checksum **new);


The krb5_checksum structure holds a Kerberos checksum. There is no component inside krb5_checksum that is directly referable.

The functions are used to create and verify checksums. krb5_create_checksum() creates a checksum of the specified data, and puts it in result. If crypto is NULL, usage_or_type specifies the checksum type to use; it must not be keyed. Otherwise crypto is an encryption context created by krb5_crypto_init(), and usage_or_type specifies a key-usage.

krb5_verify_checksum() verifies the checksum against the provided data.

krb5_checksum_is_collision_proof() returns true is the specified checksum is collision proof (that it's very unlikely that two strings has the same hash value, and that it's hard to find two strings that has the same hash). Examples of collision proof checksums are MD5, and SHA1, while CRC32 is not.

krb5_checksum_is_keyed() returns true if the specified checksum type is keyed (that the hash value is a function of both the data, and a separate key). Examples of keyed hash algorithms are HMAC-SHA1-DES3, and RSA-MD5-DES. The “plain” hash functions MD5, and SHA1 are not keyed.

krb5_crypto_get_checksum_type() returns the checksum type that will be used when creating a checksum for the given crypto context. This function is useful in combination with krb5_checksumsize() when you want to know the size a checksum will use when you create it.

krb5_cksumtype_valid() returns 0 or an error if the checksumtype is implemented and not currently disabled in this kerberos library.

krb5_checksumsize() returns the size of the outdata of checksum function.

krb5_copy_checksum() returns a copy of the checksum krb5_free_checksum() should use used to free the new checksum.

krb5_free_checksum() free the checksum and the content of the checksum.

krb5_free_checksum_contents() frees the content of checksum in cksum.

krb5_hmac() calculates the HMAC over data (with length len) using the keyusage usage and keyblock key. Note that keyusage is not always used in checksums.

krb5_checksum_disable globally disables the checksum type.

See Also

krb5_crypto_init(3), krb5_c_encrypt(3), krb5_encrypt(3)

Referenced By

krb5_c_block_size(3), krb5_encrypt(3).

Explore man page connections for krb5_checksum(3).

krb5_checksum_disable(3), krb5_checksum_is_collision_proof(3), krb5_checksum_is_keyed(3), krb5_checksumsize(3), krb5_cksumtype_valid(3), krb5_copy_checksum(3), krb5_create_checksum(3), krb5_crypto_get_checksum_type(3), krb5_free_checksum(3), krb5_free_checksum_contents(3), krb5_hmac(3) and krb5_verify_checksum(3) are aliases of krb5_checksum(3).

August 12, 2005