SSL_CTX_set_info_callback(3) OpenSSL SSL_CTX_set_info_callback(3)
SSL_CTX_set_info_callback, SSL_CTX_get_info_callback, SSL_set_info_callback,
SSL_get_info_callback - handle information callback for SSL connections
void SSL_CTX_set_info_callback(SSL_CTX *ctx, void (*callback)());
void (*SSL_CTX_get_info_callback(const SSL_CTX *ctx))();
void SSL_set_info_callback(SSL *ssl, void (*callback)());
void (*SSL_get_info_callback(const SSL *ssl))();
SSL_CTX_set_info_callback() sets the callback function, that can be used to obtain state
information for SSL objects created from ctx during connection setup and use. The setting
for ctx is overridden from the setting for a specific SSL object, if specified. When
callback is NULL, not callback function is used.
SSL_set_info_callback() sets the callback function, that can be used to obtain state
information for ssl during connection setup and use. When callback is NULL, the callback
setting currently valid for ctx is used.
SSL_CTX_get_info_callback() returns a pointer to the currently set information callback
function for ctx.
SSL_get_info_callback() returns a pointer to the currently set information callback
function for ssl.
When setting up a connection and during use, it is possible to obtain state information
from the SSL/TLS engine. When set, an information callback function is called whenever the
state changes, an alert appears, or an error occurs.
The callback function is called as callback(SSL *ssl, int where, int ret). The where
argument specifies information about where (in which context) the callback function was
called. If ret is 0, an error condition occurred. If an alert is handled, SSL_CB_ALERT is
set and ret specifies the alert information.
where is a bitmask made up of the following bits:
Callback has been called to indicate state change inside a loop.
Callback has been called to indicate error exit of a handshake function. (May be soft
error with retry option for non-blocking setups.)
Callback has been called during read operation.
Callback has been called during write operation.
Callback has been called due to an alert being sent or received.
Callback has been called because a new handshake is started.
Callback has been called because a handshake is finished.
The current state information can be obtained using the SSL_state_string(3) family of
The ret information can be evaluated using the SSL_alert_type_string(3) family of
SSL_set_info_callback() does not provide diagnostic information.
SSL_get_info_callback() returns the current setting.
The following example callback function prints state strings, information about alerts
being handled and error messages to the bio_err BIO.
void apps_ssl_info_callback(SSL *s, int where, int ret)
const char *str;
if (w & SSL_ST_CONNECT) str="SSL_connect";
else if (w & SSL_ST_ACCEPT) str="SSL_accept";
if (where & SSL_CB_LOOP)
else if (where & SSL_CB_ALERT)
str=(where & SSL_CB_READ)?"read":"write";
BIO_printf(bio_err,"SSL3 alert %s:%s:%s\n",
else if (where & SSL_CB_EXIT)
if (ret == 0)
BIO_printf(bio_err,"%s:failed in %s\n",
else if (ret < 0)
BIO_printf(bio_err,"%s:error in %s\n",
ssl(3), SSL_state_string(3), SSL_alert_type_string(3)
1.0.1e 2013-02-11 SSL_CTX_set_info_callback(3)