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gnutls_certificate_verify_peers3(3) gnutls gnutls_certificate_verify_peers3(3)

NAME

gnutls_certificate_verify_peers3 - API function

SYNOPSIS

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>
int gnutls_certificate_verify_peers3(gnutls_session_t session, const char * hostname, unsigned int * status);

ARGUMENTS

gnutls_session_t session
is a gnutls session
const char * hostname
is the expected name of the peer; may be NULL
unsigned int * status
is the output of the verification

DESCRIPTION

This function will verify the peer's certificate and store the the status in the status variable as a bitwise OR of gnutls_certificate_status_t values or zero if the certificate is trusted. Note that value in status is set only when the return value of this function is success (i.e, failure to trust a certificate does not imply a negative return value). The default verification flags used by this function can be overridden using gnutls_certificate_set_verify_flags(). See the documentation of gnutls_certificate_verify_peers2() for details in the verification process.
This function will take into account the stapled OCSP responses sent by the server, as well as the following X.509 certificate extensions: Name Constraints, Key Usage, and Basic Constraints (pathlen).
If the hostname provided is non-NULL then this function will compare the hostname in the certificate against it. The comparison will follow the RFC6125 recommendations. If names do not match the GNUTLS_CERT_UNEXPECTED_OWNER status flag will be set.
In order to verify the purpose of the end-certificate (by checking the extended key usage), use gnutls_certificate_verify_peers().
To avoid denial of service attacks some default upper limits regarding the certificate key size and chain size are set. To override them use gnutls_certificate_set_verify_limits().
Note that when using raw public-keys verification will not work because there is no corresponding certificate body belonging to the raw key that can be verified. In that case this function will return GNUTLS_E_INVALID_REQUEST.

RETURNS

GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) when the validation is performed, or a negative error code otherwise. A successful error code means that the status parameter must be checked to obtain the validation status.

SINCE

3.1.4

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bugs@gnutls.org>.
 
Home page: https://www.gnutls.org

COPYRIGHT

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Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the /usr/share/doc/gnutls/ directory does not contain the HTML form visit
https://www.gnutls.org/manual/
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