keyctl_revoke(3) — Linux manual page


KEYCTL_REVOKE(3)         Linux Key Management Calls         KEYCTL_REVOKE(3)

NAME         top

       keyctl_revoke - revoke a key

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <keyutils.h>

       long keyctl_revoke(key_serial_t key);

DESCRIPTION         top

       keyctl_revoke() marks a key as being revoked.

       After this operation has been performed on a key, attempts to access
       it will meet with error EKEYREVOKED.

       The caller must have write permission on a key to be able to revoke

RETURN VALUE         top

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

ERRORS         top

       ENOKEY The specified key does not exist.

              The key has already been revoked.

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

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)

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Linux                            4 May 2006                 KEYCTL_REVOKE(3)

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