sd_bus_message_sensitive — Mark a message object as containing sensitive data
sd_bus_message_sensitive() marks an allocated bus message as containing
sensitive data. This ensures that the message data is carefully removed from memory (specifically,
overwritten with zero bytes) when released. It is recommended to mark all incoming and outgoing messages
like this that contain security credentials and similar data that should be dealt with carefully. Note
that it is not possible to unmark messages like this, it's a one way operation. If a message is already
marked sensitive and then marked sensitive a second time the message remains marked so and no further
operation is executed.
As a safety precaution all messages that are created as reply to messages that are marked sensitive are also implicitly marked so.
On success, this functions return 0 or a positive integer. On failure, it returns a negative errno-style error code.
Functions described here are available as a shared
library, which can be compiled against and linked to with the
The code described here uses
which is declared to be not multi-thread-safe. This means that the code calling the functions described
here must not call
from a parallel thread. It is recommended to only do calls to
from an early phase of the program when no other threads have been started.
sd_bus_message_sensitive() was added in version 245.