SSL_set_retry_verify - indicate that certificate verification should be retried

#include <openssl/ssl.h>
int SSL_set_retry_verify(SSL *ssl);

SSL_set_retry_verify() should be called from the certificate verification callback on a client when the application wants to indicate that the handshake should be suspended and the control should be returned to the application. SSL_want_retry_verify(3) will return 1 as a consequence until the handshake is resumed again by the application, retrying the verification step.

Please refer to SSL_CTX_set_cert_verify_callback(3) for further details.

The effect of calling SSL_set_retry_verify() outside of the certificate verification callback on the client side is undefined.

SSL_set_retry verify() returns 1 on success, 0 otherwise.

The following code snippet shows how to obtain the SSL object associated with the X509_STORE_CTX to call the SSL_set_retry_verify() function:

int idx = SSL_get_ex_data_X509_STORE_CTX_idx();
SSL *ssl;
/* this should not happen but check anyway */
if (idx < 0
    || (ssl = X509_STORE_CTX_get_ex_data(ctx, idx)) == NULL)
    return 0;
if (/* we need to retry verification callback */)
    return SSL_set_retry_verify(ssl);
/* do normal processing of the verification callback */

ssl(7), SSL_connect(3), SSL_CTX_set_cert_verify_callback(3), SSL_want_retry_verify(3)

SSL_set_retry_verify() was added in OpenSSL 3.0.2 to replace backwards incompatible handling of a negative return value from the verification callback.

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2024-06-04 3.3.1