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X509_NAME_NEW(3)      DragonFly Library Functions Manual      X509_NAME_NEW(3)

NAME

X509_NAME_new, X509_NAME_free -- X.501 Name object

SYNOPSIS

#include <openssl/x509.h> X509_NAME * X509_NAME_new(void); void X509_NAME_free(X509_NAME *name);

DESCRIPTION

An X.501 Name is an ordered sequence of relative distinguished names. A relative distinguished name is a set of key-value pairs; see X509_NAME_ENTRY_new(3) for details. Various X.509 structures contain X.501 Name substructures. They are for example used for the issuers of certificates and certificate revocation lists and for the subjects of certificates and certificate requests. X509_NAME_new() allocates and initializes an empty X509_NAME object, rep- resenting an ASN.1 Name structure defined in RFC 5280 section 4.1.2.4. Data can be added to such objects with the functions described in X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3), and they can be inspected with the func- tions described in X509_NAME_get_index_by_NID(3). X509_NAME_free() frees name and all the X509_NAME_ENTRY objects contained in it. If name is a NULL pointer, no action occurs.

RETURN VALUES

X509_NAME_new() returns a new X509_NAME object or NULL if an error occurred.

SEE ALSO

d2i_X509_NAME(3), GENERAL_NAME_new(3), NAME_CONSTRAINTS_new(3), SSL_load_client_CA_file(3), X509_get_subject_name(3), X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3), X509_NAME_ENTRY_new(3), X509_NAME_get_index_by_NID(3), X509_NAME_print_ex(3)

STANDARDS

RFC 5280: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Cer- tificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile ITU-T Recommendation X.501, also known as ISO/IEC 9594-2: Information Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - The Directory: Models, sec- tion 9: Names

HISTORY

X509_NAME_new() and X509_NAME_free() appeared in SSLeay 0.4 or earlier and have been available since OpenBSD 2.4. DragonFly 5.5 July 29, 2018 DragonFly 5.5

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