long keyctl(int cmd, ...);
keyctl() has a number of functions available:
Ask for a keyring's ID.
Join or start named session keyring.
Update a key.
Revoke a key.
Set ownership of a key.
Set perms on a key.
Describe a key.
Clear contents of a keyring.
Link a key into a keyring.
Unlink a key from a keyring.
Search for a key in a keyring.
Read a key or keyring's contents.
Instantiate a partially constructed key.
Negate a partially constructed key.
Set default request-key keyring.
error, the value -1 will be returned and errno will have been set to an
EACCES A key operation wasn't permitted.
EDQUOT The key quota for the caller's user would be exceeded by creat-
ing a key or linking it to the keyring.
An expired key was found or specified.
A rejected key was found or specified.
A revoked key was found or specified.
ENOKEY No matching key was found or an invalid key was specified.
Although this is a Linux system call, it is not present in libc but can
be found rather in libkeyutils. When linking, -lkeyutils should be
specified to the linker.
keyctl(1), add_key(2), request_key(2), keyctl_set_timeout(3),
keyctl_chown(3), keyctl_clear(3), keyctl_describe(3),
keyctl_instantiate(3), keyctl_join_session_keyring(3), keyctl_link(3),
keyctl_negate(3), keyctl_revoke(3), keyctl_search(3),
keyctl_setperm(3), keyctl_set_reqkey_keyring(3), keyctl_set_timeout(3),
keyctl_read(3), keyctl_read_alloc(3), keyctl_unlink(3),
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Linux 2010-02-25 KEYCTL(2)
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