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Module Netsys_sasl.Server

module Server: sig .. end

type session 
type 'credentials init_credentials = (string * string * (string * string) list) list -> 'credentials 

A function for preparing credentials, provided by the mechanism. The credentials are given as list (type,value,params). The mechanism may pick any element of this list which are considered as equivalent.

Types are defined per mechanism. All mechanisms understand the "password" type, which is just the cleartext password, e.g.

          [ "password", "ThE sEcReT", [] ]
type lookup = {
   lookup : 'c.
Netsys_sasl.sasl_mechanism ->
'c init_credentials -> string -> string -> 'c option

see create_session

val create_session : mech:Netsys_sasl.sasl_mechanism ->
lookup:lookup ->
params:(string * string * bool) list -> unit -> session

Create a new server session. The lookup function is used to get the credentials for a given user name and a given authorization name (which is the empty string if not applicable). If the lookup function returns None, the user can either not be found, or the user does not have the privileges for the authorization name.

lookup is called as lookup.lookup mech init_creds user authz. You need to call init_creds back in order to prepare the credentials, e.g.

  let f_lookup : 'c . sasl_mechanism -> 'c init_credentials -> string ->
                string -> 'c option =
    fun mech init_creds user authz =
        let password = ... in
        let creds = init_creds [ ("password", password, []) ] in
        Some creds
      with Not_found -> None

  let lookup = {lookup = f_lookup }

User name and authorization name are passed in UTF-8 encoding.

The parameters are given as list (name,value,critical). Critical parameters must be interpreted by the mechanism, and unknown critical parameters must be rejected by a Failure exception. Non-critical parameters are ignored if they are unknown to the mechanism.

val process_response : session -> string -> session

Process the response from the client. This function must generally only be called when the session state is `Wait. As an exception, however, this function may also be invoked with the initial client response, even if the session state is `Emit, so far the mechanism permits at least optionally that the client starts the protocol.

val process_response_restart : session ->
string -> bool -> session * bool

Process the response from the client when another session can be continued. The string argument is the initial client response. This function must only be called when the state reaches `Restart id after process_response, and in this case the old session with id can be restarted. This function should be called with the same message string as process_repsonse was just called with.

If the bool arg is true, a stale response is created. This is a special restart which forces the client to run through the authentication process again, although everything else was successful. (If the protocol does not support the stale flag, it is silently ignored.)

Returns true if the restart is successful. If not, false is returned. In this case, the session object can (and should) still be used, but the caller must treat it as new session. In particular, the session ID may change.

All in all, the idea of this function is best illustrated by this authentication snippet how to process responses (the session cache functions need to be written by the user of this module):

let update_cache() =
  match session_id session with
    | None -> ()
    | Some id ->
        replace_in_session_cache id (stash_session session) in

let rec check_state_after_response() =
  match state session with
    | `Restart id ->
         let old_session_s, time = find_in_session_cache id in
         let old_session = resume_session ~lookup old_session_s in
         let set_stale = current_time - time > limit in
         let cont = process_response_restart session msg set_stale in
         if not cont then 
           delete_in_session_cache id;
         (* Now check state again, should be `Emit now *)
    | `Emit ->
         let out_msg = emit_challenge session in
    | ... ->
process_response session msg;

val emit_challenge : session -> session * string

Emit a server challenge. This function must only be called when the session state is `Emit.

val stash_session : session -> string

Serializes the session as string

val resume_session : mech:Netsys_sasl.sasl_mechanism ->
lookup:lookup -> string -> session

Unserializes the session, and connect with the lookup function.

val session_id : session -> string option

Optionally return a string that can be used to identify the server session. Not all mechanisms support this.

val prop : session -> string -> string

Get a mechanism-specific property of the session. E.g. this can be the "digest-uri" sent by the client.

val gssapi_props : session -> Netsys_gssapi.server_props

Get the GSSAPI props, or raise Not_found

val user_name : session -> string

The name the client has authenticated as (or Not_found)

val authz_name : session -> string

The name the client authorizes as (or Not_found)

val channel_binding : session -> Netsys_sasl_types.cb

Whether the client suggests or demands channel binding

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