LSA_STRING structure

The LSA_STRING structure is used by Local Security Authority (LSA) functions to specify an ANSI string.

Syntax

typedef struct _LSA_STRING {
  USHORT Length;
  USHORT MaximumLength;
  PCHAR  Buffer;
} LSA_STRING, *PLSA_STRING;

Members

        `Length`

        Specifies the length, in bytes, of the string in <b>Buffer</b>. This value does not include the terminating null character, if any.

When the Length structure member is zero and the MaximumLength structure member is 1, the Buffer structure member must not be an empty string or contain solely a null character.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  When the Length structure member is zero and the MaximumLength structure member is 1, the Buffer structure member can be an empty string or contain solely a null character. This behavior changed beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 with SP1.

        `MaximumLength`

        Specifies the total size, in bytes, of <b>Buffer</b>. Up to <b>MaximumLength</b> bytes may be written into the buffer without trampling memory.

When the Length structure member is zero and the MaximumLength structure member is 1, the Buffer structure member must not be an empty string or contain solely a null character.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  When the Length structure member is zero and the MaximumLength structure member is 1, the Buffer structure member can be an empty string or contain solely a null character. This behavior changed beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 with SP1.

        `Buffer`

        Pointer to an array of characters. Note that strings returned by the LSA may not be null-terminated.

When the Length structure member is zero and the MaximumLength structure member is 1, the Buffer structure member must not be an empty string or contain solely a null character.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  When the Length structure member is zero and the MaximumLength structure member is 1, the Buffer structure member can be an empty string or contain solely a null character. This behavior changed beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 with SP1.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header lsalookup.h