SASL_ERRSTRING(3SASL) Simple Authentication Security Layer Library Functions SASL_ERRSTRING(3SASL)

sasl_errstring - translate a SASL return code to a human-readable form

cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lsasl   [ library ... ]
#include <sasl/sasl.h>
const char * sasl_errstring(int saslerr, const char *langlist,

const char **outlang);

The sasl_errstring() interface is called to convert a SASL return code from an integer into a human readable string.

You should not used the sasl_errstring() interface to extract error code information from SASL. Applications should use sasl_errdetail(3SASL) instead, which contains this error information and more.

The sasl_errstring() interface supports only i-default and i-local at this time.


The error number to be translated.


A comma-separated list of languages. See RFC 1766. If thelanglist parameter has aNULL value, the default language,i-default, is used.


The language actually used. The outlang parameter can be NULL. The returned error string is in UTF-8.

sasl_errstring() returns the string that describes the error that occurred, or NULL, if there was an error retrieving it.

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Evolving
MT-Level Safe

sasl_errors(3SASL), sasl_seterror(3SASL), attributes(7)

Alvestrand, H. RFC 1766, Tags for the Identification of Languages. Network Working Group. November 1995.

October 14, 2003 OmniOS