|DACS Web Services and CGI
dacs_current_credentials — display DACS credentials
This program is part of the DACS suite.
The dacs_current_credentials web service provides information about the credentials that accompany the request and the identities described by those credentials. It can be used to determine whether credentials are valid, confirm who they belong to, find out which roles are associated with the credentials, and so on.
If user activity data is available, dacs_current_credentials can also return information for the identity associated with each valid set of credentials, including the time of the last sign on and a description of any sign-on that is still "active" (i.e., has not expired and was not signed off). This information can be useful for detecting unauthorized account access, regardless of the authentication method used, and other potentially problematic activity.
determines the type of output,
with the default being HTML,
using the style sheet
If XML output is selected, a document conforming to
is returned, which supplies additional information.
is also recognized.
active_auth elements appear only when user activity tracking
data is accessible.
previous_auth element is empty if there are not two or
more records of authentication activity for the associated identity.
For a given identity,
active_auth element is present for each authentication
event for which there is no corresponding sign off event,
other than the most recent one,
and for which the issued credentials have not expired - these are
Reauthentication as the same identity does not create a sign off event,
however, and signing off
(e.g., via dacs_signout(8))
does not necessarily mean that a user agent has destroyed credentials
(though that is normally the case).
Also, a user can unilaterally destroy credentials
(e.g., by terminating a browser session or removing cookies manually),
so not all active sessions necessarily exist.
dacs_current_credentials accepts the following arguments in addition to the standard CGI arguments.
this optional argument requests additional information.
It is recognized only in conjunction with XML format output.
By default, this argument can only be used by a
The activity tracking information is returned only if detail is requested.
invoke dacs_current_credentials (HTML)
to view the identity (or identities) stored as a cookie in your browser.
Information about the credentials can also be
returned as XML.
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