Projects / GNU Generic Security Service Library

GNU Generic Security Service Library

Generic Security Service (GSS) is an implementation of the Generic Security Service API (GSSAPI). It is used by network applications to provide security services, such as authenticating SMTP/IMAP, via the GSSAPI SASL mechanism. It consists of a library and a manual, and a Kerberos 5 mechanism that supports mutual authentication and the DES and 3DES ciphers.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Nov 2011 21:42

    Release Notes: Numerous bugfixes and enhancements.

    •  20 Apr 2007 22:42

      Release Notes: This release adds a Gnulib file update.

      •  11 Aug 2005 19:53

        Release Notes: A Kinyarwanda translation has been added. The mailing list is now mentioned in the documentation. The license template in files was updated with the new FSF address. The gss_release_oid API was removed.

        •  22 Nov 2004 05:11

          Release Notes: Libtool's -export-symbols-regex is now used to only export official APIs. Documentation improvements (for example, the API manual is available in DevHelp format).

          •  15 Oct 2004 15:52

            Release Notes: gss_import_name and gss_duplicate_name no longer clone the OID, to avoid memory leaks. This release fixes handling of sequence numbers in gss_accept_sec_context for servers, a crash in gss_accept_sec_context for NULL values of ret_flags, and other memory leaks. It syncs with the new Shishi 0.0.18 API.


            Project Spotlight


            A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


            Project Spotlight

            TurnKey TWiki Appliance

            A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.