SSL_LOAD_CLIENT_CA_FILE(3ssl) OpenSSL SSL_LOAD_CLIENT_CA_FILE(3ssl)

SSL_load_client_CA_file_ex, SSL_load_client_CA_file, SSL_add_file_cert_subjects_to_stack, SSL_add_dir_cert_subjects_to_stack, SSL_add_store_cert_subjects_to_stack - load certificate names

#include <openssl/ssl.h>
STACK_OF(X509_NAME) *SSL_load_client_CA_file_ex(const char *file,
                                                OSSL_LIB_CTX *libctx,
                                                const char *propq);
STACK_OF(X509_NAME) *SSL_load_client_CA_file(const char *file);
int SSL_add_file_cert_subjects_to_stack(STACK_OF(X509_NAME) *stack,
                                        const char *file);
int SSL_add_dir_cert_subjects_to_stack(STACK_OF(X509_NAME) *stack,
                                       const char *dir);
int SSL_add_store_cert_subjects_to_stack(STACK_OF(X509_NAME) *stack,
                                         const char *store);

SSL_load_client_CA_file_ex() reads certificates from file and returns a STACK_OF(X509_NAME) with the subject names found. The library context libctx and property query propq are used when fetching algorithms from providers.

SSL_load_client_CA_file() is similar to SSL_load_client_CA_file_ex() but uses NULL for the library context libctx and property query propq.

SSL_add_file_cert_subjects_to_stack() reads certificates from file, and adds their subject name to the already existing stack.

SSL_add_dir_cert_subjects_to_stack() reads certificates from every file in the directory dir, and adds their subject name to the already existing stack.

SSL_add_store_cert_subjects_to_stack() loads certificates from the store URI, and adds their subject name to the already existing stack.

SSL_load_client_CA_file() reads a file of PEM formatted certificates and extracts the X509_NAMES of the certificates found. While the name suggests the specific usage as support function for SSL_CTX_set_client_CA_list(3), it is not limited to CA certificates.

The following return values can occur for SSL_load_client_CA_file_ex(), and SSL_load_client_CA_file():

The operation failed, check out the error stack for the reason.
Pointer to the subject names of the successfully read certificates.

The following return values can occur for SSL_add_file_cert_subjects_to_stack(), SSL_add_dir_cert_subjects_to_stack(), and SSL_add_store_cert_subjects_to_stack():

0 (Failure)
The operation failed.
1 (Success)
The operation succeeded.

Load names of CAs from file and use it as a client CA list:

SSL_CTX *ctx;
STACK_OF(X509_NAME) *cert_names;
...
cert_names = SSL_load_client_CA_file("/path/to/CAfile.pem");
if (cert_names != NULL)
    SSL_CTX_set_client_CA_list(ctx, cert_names);
else
    /* error */
...

ssl(7), ossl_store(7), SSL_CTX_set_client_CA_list(3)

SSL_load_client_CA_file_ex() and SSL_add_store_cert_subjects_to_stack() were added in OpenSSL 3.0.

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2024-06-04 3.3.1