[virt-tools-list] libvirt: exposing authentication errors to the applications

Fabiano Fidêncio fabiano at fidencio.org
Tue Sep 23 02:18:33 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:38 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano at fidencio.org>

> Howdy!
> I've been digging a bit into libvirt's code looking for a way to expose,
> to the applications, authentication errors that can occur (wrong username,
> wrong password, URI not valid, and so on).
> So, questions for now:
> - Does libvirt really know exactly what kind of error happened when an
> authentication went wrong?
> - Considering that libvirt does know what kind of error happened and that
> the error is reported, how is it returned to the applications?

Just one thing that I forgot to mention, I know about
virGetLastError()/virGetLastErrorMessage(), but seems that, at least wrt
the authentication, the error looks too generic to me, something like
"Failed to collect auth credentials".

Best Regards,
Fabiano Fidêncio
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