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DL_DbOpen

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NAME

CSSM_DL_DbOpen — Open a data store (CDSA)

SYNOPSIS

# include <cssm.h>
API:
CSSM_RETURN CSSMAPI CSSM_DL_DbOpen
(CSSM_DL_HANDLE DLHandle,
const char *DbName,
const CSSM_NET_ADDRESS *DbLocation,
CSSM_DB_ACCESS_TYPE AccessRequest,
const CSSM_ACCESS_CREDENTIALS *AccessCred,
const void *OpenParameters,
CSSM_DB_HANDLE *DbHandle)
SPI:
CSSM_RETURN CSSMDLI DL_DbOpen
(CSSM_DL_HANDLE DLHandle,
const char *DbName,
const CSSM_NET_ADDRESS *DbLocation,
CSSM_DB_ACCESS_TYPE AccessRequest,
const CSSM_ACCESS_CREDENTIALS *AccessCred,
const void *OpenParameters,
CSSM_DB_HANDLE *DbHandle)

LIBRARY

Common Security Services Manager library (cdsa$incssm300_shr.exe)

PARAMETERS

DLHandle (input) 

The handle that describes the add-in data storage library module to be used to perform this function.

DbName (input) 

A pointer to the string containing the logical name of the data store.

DbLocation (input/optional)
  

A pointer to a network address directly or indirectly identifying the location of the storage service process. If the input is NULL, the module can determine a storage service process and its location based on the DbName (for existing data stores) or can assume a default storage service process location. If the DbName does not distinguish the storage service process, the service cannot be performed and the operation fails.

AccessRequest (input)
  

An indicator of the requested access mode for the data store, such as read-only or read-write.

AccessCred (input/optional)
  

A pointer to the set of one or more credentials being presented for authentication by the caller. These credentials are required to obtain access to the specified data store. The credentials structure can contain multiple types of credentials, as required for multi-factor authentication. The credential data can be an immediate value, such as a passphrase, PIN, certificate, or template of user-specific data, or the caller can specify a callback function the DL can use to obtain one or more credentials. The required set of credentials to access a particular data store is defined by the DbInfo record containing meta-data for the specified data store. If credentials are not required to access the specified data store, then this field can be NULL.

OpenParameters (input/optional)
  

A pointer to a module-specific set of parameters required to open the data store.

DbHandle (output)
  

The handle to the opened data store. The value will be set to CSSM_INVALID_HANDLE if the function fails.

DESCRIPTION

This function opens the data store with the specified logical name under the specified access mode. If user authentication credentials are required, they must be provided. Also, additional open parameters may be required to open a given data store, and are supplied in the OpenParameters.

RETURN VALUE

A CSSM_RETURN value indicating success or specifying a particular error condition. The value CSSM_OK indicates success. All other values represent an error condition.

ERRORS

Errors are described in the CDSA Technical Standard.

CSSMERR_DL_DB_LOCKED
CSSMERR_DL_INVALID_ACCESS_REQUEST
CSSMERR_DL_INVALID_DB_LOCATION
CSSMERR_DL_INVALID_DB_NAME
CSSMERR_DL_DATASTORE_DOESNOT_EXIST
CSSMERR_DL_INVALID_PARSING_MODULE
CSSMERR_DL_INVALID_OPEN_PARAMETERS

SEE ALSO

Books

Intel CDSA Application Developer's Guide

Online Help

Functions for the CSSM API:

CSSM_DL_DbClose

Functions for the DL SPI:

DL_DbClose