sec_rgy_plcy_get_effective-Returns the effective policy for an organization
#include <dce/policy.h> void sec_rgy_plcy_get_effective( sec_rgy_handle_t context, sec_rgy_name_t organization, sec_rgy_plcy_t *policy_data, or_status_t *status);
An opaque handle bound to a registry server. Use sec_rgy_site_open() to acquire a bound handle.
A character string (type sec_rgy_name_t) containing the name of the organization for which the policy data is to be returned. If this string is empty, the routine returns the registry's policy data.
A pointer to the sec_rgy_plcy_t structure to receive the authentication policy. This structure contains the minimum length of a user's password, the lifetime of a password, the expiration date of a password, the lifetime of the entire account, and some flags describing limitations on the password spelling.
A pointer to the completion status. On successful completion, the routine returns error_status_ok. Otherwise, it returns an error.
The sec_rgy_plcy_get_effective() routine returns the effective policy for the specified organization.
The effective policy data is the most restrictive combination of the registry and the organization policies.
The policy data consists of the following:
- The password expiration date. This is the date on which account passwords will expire.
- The minimum length allowed for account passwords.
- The period of time (life span) for which account passwords will be valid.
- The period of time (life span) for which accounts will be valid.
- Flags indicating whether account passwords can consist entirely of spaces or entirely of alphanumeric characters.
Permissions RequiredThe sec_rgy_plcy_get_effective() routine requires the r (read) permission on the policy object from which the data is to be returned. If an organization is specified, the routine also requires the r (read) permission on the organization.
If no organization is specified, the routine returns the registry's policy data. To return the effective policy, an organization must be specified. This is because the routine compares the registry's policy data with that of the organization to determine which is more restrictive.
The idl file from which dce/policy.h was derived.
The call was successful.
The registry server could not find the specified organization.
The DCE Registry Server is unavailable.