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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for ne_ssl_cert_identity (opensolaris section 3)

NE_SSL_CERT_IDENTI(3)						neon API reference					     NE_SSL_CERT_IDENTI(3)

NAME
ne_ssl_cert_identity, ne_ssl_cert_signedby, ne_ssl_cert_issuer, ne_ssl_cert_subject - functions to access certificate properties
SYNOPSIS
#include <ne_ssl.h> const char *ne_ssl_cert_identity (const ne_ssl_certificate *cert); const ne_ssl_certificate *ne_ssl_cert_signedby (const ne_ssl_certificate *cert); const ne_ssl_dname *ne_ssl_cert_subject (const ne_ssl_certificate *cert); const ne_ssl_dname *ne_ssl_cert_issuer (const ne_ssl_certificate *cert);
DESCRIPTION
The function ne_ssl_cert_identity retrieves the ``identity'' of a certificate; for an SSL server certificate, this will be the hostname for which the certificate was issued. In PKI parlance, the identity is the common name attribute of the distinguished name of the certificate subject. The functions ne_ssl_cert_subject and ne_ssl_cert_issuer can be used to access the objects representing the distinguished name of the sub- ject and of the issuer of a certificate, respectively. If a certificate object is part of a certificate chain, then ne_ssl_cert_signedby can be used to find the certificate which signed a par- ticular certificate. For a self-signed certificate or a certificate for which the full chain is not available, this function will return NULL.
RETURN VALUE
ne_ssl_cert_issuer and ne_ssl_cert_subject are guaranteed to never return NULL. ne_ssl_cert_identity may return NULL if the certificate has no specific ``identity''. ne_ssl_cert_signedby may return NULL as covered above.
EXAMPLES
The following function could be used to display information about a given certificate: void dump_cert(const ne_ssl_certificate *cert) { const char *id = ne_ssl_cert_identity(cert); char *dn; if (id) printf("Certificate was issued for '%s'.\n", id); dn = ne_ssl_readable_dname(ne_ssl_cert_subject(cert)); printf("Subject: %s\n", dn); free(dn); dn = ne_ssl_readable_dname(ne_ssl_cert_issuer(cert)); printf("Issuer: %s\n", dn); free(dn); }
SEE ALSO
ne_ssl_cert_cmp(3), ne_ssl_readable_dname(3)
AUTHOR
Joe Orton <neon@webdav.org>.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+-----------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Availability | SUNWneon | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Interface Stability | Volatile | +--------------------+-----------------+
NOTES
Source for Neon is available on http://opensolaris.org. neon 0.25.5 20 January 2006 NE_SSL_CERT_IDENTI(3)