CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT(3) Library Functions Manual CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT(3)

CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT - life-time for cached certificate stores

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT, long age);

Pass a long, this sets the timeout in seconds. This tells libcurl the maximum time any cached certificate store it has in memory may be kept and reused for new connections. Once the timeout has expired, a subsequent fetch requiring a certificate has to reload it.

Building a certificate store from a CURLOPT_CAINFO(3) file is a slow operation so curl may cache the generated certificate store internally to speed up future connections.

Set to zero to completely disable caching, or set to -1 to retain the cached store remain forever. By default, libcurl caches this info for 24 hours.

86400 (24 hours)

All TLS based protocols: HTTPS, FTPS, IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS etc.

This option works only with the following TLS backends: OpenSSL

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/foo.bin");
    /* only reuse certificate stores for a short time */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT, 60L);
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    /* in this second request, the cache is not used if more than
       sixty seconds passed since the previous connection */
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
}

This option was added in curl 7.87.0.

This option is supported by OpenSSL and its forks (since 7.87.0) and Schannel (since 8.5.0).

Returns CURLE_OK

CURLOPT_CAINFO(3), CURLOPT_CAINFO_BLOB(3), CURLOPT_CAPATH(3), CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3), CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3)

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