DCE 1.1: Authentication and Security Services
Copyright © 1997 The Open Group
The routines in the Registry API are distinguished
with names having the prefix sec_rgy.
Background is given in
Introduction to Security Services
Registration Service (RS) and RS Editors
In particular, the concepts of RS site, and of
query and update sites, are defined there.
The routines of the Registry API are:
Please note that the html version of this specification
may contain formatting aberrations. The definitive version
is available as an electronic publication on CD-ROM
from The Open Group.
- Binding APIs
Routines used to bind to and communicate with a Registry
server have the prefix sec_rgy_site
or (in one instance) sec_rgy_cell.
- PGO APIs
Routines used to create and maintain PGO items in
the Registry database have the prefix sec_rgy_pgo.
- Account APIs
Routines used to create and maintain accounts in the
Registry database have the prefix sec_rgy_acct.
- Properties and Policies APIs
Routines used to manipulate cell-wide properties and policies
have the prefixes sec_rgy_auth_plcy,
sec_rgy_plcy, and sec_rgy_properties.
- UNIX Structure APIs
Routines used to obtain Registry entries in a UNIX-style
structure have the prefix sec_rgy_unix.
- Extended Registry Attribute APIs
These routines are used to create and maintain extensions to the DCE
Registry database. These include all routines with the prefix
of sec_rgy_attr, except those with the
prefix sec_rgy_attr_sch (see the following
- DCE Attribute APIs
These routines are used to create and maintain data
repositories other than the DCE Registry database, and have
the prefix sec_rgy_attr_sch.
- Miscellaneous Registry APIs
The Registry API includes the following miscellaneous routines: