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

SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb(3)	     OpenSSL		 SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb(3)

NAME
       SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb, SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb_userdata - set passwd
       callback for encrypted PEM file handling

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/ssl.h>

	void SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb(SSL_CTX *ctx, pem_password_cb *cb);
	void SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb_userdata(SSL_CTX *ctx, void *u);

	int pem_passwd_cb(char *buf, int size, int rwflag, void *userdata);

DESCRIPTION
       SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb() sets the default password callback called when
       loading/storing a PEM certificate with encryption.

       SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb_userdata() sets a pointer to userdata which will be provided
       to the password callback on invocation.

       The pem_passwd_cb(), which must be provided by the application, hands back the password to
       be used during decryption. On invocation a pointer to userdata is provided. The
       pem_passwd_cb must write the password into the provided buffer buf which is of size size.
       The actual length of the password must be returned to the calling function. rwflag
       indicates whether the callback is used for reading/decryption (rwflag=0) or
       writing/encryption (rwflag=1).

NOTES
       When loading or storing private keys, a password might be supplied to protect the private
       key. The way this password can be supplied may depend on the application. If only one
       private key is handled, it can be practical to have pem_passwd_cb() handle the password
       dialog interactively. If several keys have to be handled, it can be practical to ask for
       the password once, then keep it in memory and use it several times. In the last case, the
       password could be stored into the userdata storage and the pem_passwd_cb() only returns
       the password already stored.

       When asking for the password interactively, pem_passwd_cb() can use rwflag to check,
       whether an item shall be encrypted (rwflag=1).  In this case the password dialog may ask
       for the same password twice for comparison in order to catch typos, that would make
       decryption impossible.

       Other items in PEM formatting (certificates) can also be encrypted, it is however not
       usual, as certificate information is considered public.

RETURN VALUES
       SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb() and SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb_userdata() do not
       provide diagnostic information.

EXAMPLES
       The following example returns the password provided as userdata to the calling function.
       The password is considered to be a '\0' terminated string. If the password does not fit
       into the buffer, the password is truncated.

	int pem_passwd_cb(char *buf, int size, int rwflag, void *password)
	{
	 strncpy(buf, (char *)(password), size);
	 buf[size - 1] = '\0';
	 return(strlen(buf));
	}

SEE ALSO
       ssl(3), SSL_CTX_use_certificate(3)

1.0.1i					    2009-07-20		 SSL_CTX_set_default_passwd_cb(3)


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