#include <openssl/x509.h> int X509_sign(X509 *x, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md); int X509_sign_ctx(X509 *x, EVP_MD_CTX *ctx); int X509_verify(X509 *a, EVP_PKEY *r); int X509_REQ_sign(X509_REQ *x, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md); int X509_REQ_sign_ctx(X509_REQ *x, EVP_MD_CTX *ctx); int X509_REQ_verify(X509_REQ *a, EVP_PKEY *r); int X509_CRL_sign(X509_CRL *x, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md); int X509_CRL_sign_ctx(X509_CRL *x, EVP_MD_CTX *ctx); int X509_CRL_verify(X509_CRL *a, EVP_PKEY *r);
X509_verify() verifies the signature of certificate x using public key pkey. Only the signature is checked: no other checks (such as certificate chain validity) are performed.
X509_REQ_sign(), X509_REQ_sign_ctx(), X509_REQ_verify(), X509_CRL_sign(), X509_CRL_sign_ctx() and X509_CRL_verify() sign and verify certificate requests and CRLs respectively.
For efficiency reasons and to work around ASN.1 encoding issues the encoding of the signed portion of a certificate, certificate request and CRL is cached internally. If the signed portion of the structure is modified the encoding is not always updated meaning a stale version is sometimes used. This is not normally a problem because modifying the signed portion will invalidate the signature and signing will always update the encoding.
X509_verify(), X509_REQ_verify() and X509_CRL_verify() return 1 if the signature is valid and 0 if the signature check fails. If the signature could not be checked at all because it was invalid or some other error occurred then -1 is returned.
The X509_sign_ctx(), X509_REQ_sign_ctx() and X509_CRL_sign_ctx() functions were added OpenSSL 1.0.1.
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