Class GSSAPI.Cred


Objects of this class hold one or more credentials that the current process can use to assert identities; see RFC 2743 section 1.1.1.


If a Cred object is destructed, GSS_Release_cred (RFC 2743 section 2.1.2) is called. The RFC doesn't preclude that that function might do blocking network I/O, which due to pike's object management might occur essentially anytime in any thread if the object isn't explicitly destructed. To avoid that, it's recommended to call release in credential objects that are no longer used.