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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for ssl_ctx_set_cipher_list (netbsd section 3)

SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(3)		     OpenSSL		       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(3)

NAME
       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list, SSL_set_cipher_list - choose list of available SSL_CIPHERs

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/ssl.h>

	int SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(SSL_CTX *ctx, const char *str);
	int SSL_set_cipher_list(SSL *ssl, const char *str);

DESCRIPTION
       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list() sets the list of available ciphers for ctx using the control
       string str. The format of the string is described in openssl_ciphers(1). The list of
       ciphers is inherited by all ssl objects created from ctx.

       SSL_set_cipher_list() sets the list of ciphers only for ssl.

NOTES
       The control string str should be universally usable and not depend on details of the
       library configuration (ciphers compiled in). Thus no syntax checking takes place. Items
       that are not recognized, because the corresponding ciphers are not compiled in or because
       they are mistyped, are simply ignored. Failure is only flagged if no ciphers could be
       collected at all.

       It should be noted, that inclusion of a cipher to be used into the list is a necessary
       condition. On the client side, the inclusion into the list is also sufficient. On the
       server side, additional restrictions apply. All ciphers have additional requirements. ADH
       ciphers don't need a certificate, but DH-parameters must have been set. All other ciphers
       need a corresponding certificate and key.

       A RSA cipher can only be chosen, when a RSA certificate is available.  RSA export ciphers
       with a keylength of 512 bits for the RSA key require a temporary 512 bit RSA key, as
       typically the supplied key has a length of 1024 bit (see SSL_CTX_set_tmp_rsa_callback(3)).
       RSA ciphers using EDH need a certificate and key and additional DH-parameters (see
       SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3)).

       A DSA cipher can only be chosen, when a DSA certificate is available.  DSA ciphers always
       use DH key exchange and therefore need DH-parameters (see SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3)).

       When these conditions are not met for any cipher in the list (e.g. a client only supports
       export RSA ciphers with a asymmetric key length of 512 bits and the server is not
       configured to use temporary RSA keys), the "no shared cipher" (SSL_R_NO_SHARED_CIPHER)
       error is generated and the handshake will fail.

       If the cipher list does not contain any SSLv2 cipher suites (this is the default) then
       SSLv2 is effectively disabled and neither clients nor servers will attempt to use SSLv2.

RETURN VALUES
       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list() and SSL_set_cipher_list() return 1 if any cipher could be
       selected and 0 on complete failure.

SEE ALSO
       ssl(3), SSL_get_ciphers(3), SSL_CTX_use_certificate(3), SSL_CTX_set_tmp_rsa_callback(3),
       SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3), openssl_ciphers(1)

1.0.1i					    2014-08-10		       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(3)


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