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CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3) curl_easy_setopt options
CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST - verify the proxy certificate's name
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST,
Pass a long set to 2L as asking curl to verify in the HTTPS proxy's
certificate name fields against the proxy name.
This option determines whether libcurl verifies that the proxy cert
contains the correct name for the name it is known as.
When CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3) is 2, the proxy certificate must
indicate that the server is the proxy to which you meant to connect to,
or the connection fails.
Curl considers the proxy the intended one when the Common Name field or
a Subject Alternate Name field in the certificate matches the host name
in the proxy string which you told curl to use.
If verify value is set to 1:
In 7.28.0 and earlier: treated as a debug option of some sorts, not
supported anymore due to frequently leading to programmer mistakes.
From 7.28.1 to 7.65.3: setting it to 1 made curl_easy_setopt() return
an error and leaving the flag untouched.
From 7.66.0: treats 1 and 2 the same.
When the verify value is 0L, the connection succeeds regardless of the
names used in the certificate. Use that ability with caution!
See also CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3) to verify the digital
signature of the proxy certificate. If libcurl is built against NSS
and CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3) is zero,
CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3) is also set to zero and cannot be
All protocols when used over an HTTPS proxy.
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
/* Set the default value: strict name check please */
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 2L);
Added in 7.52.0.
If built TLS enabled.
Returns CURLE_OK if TLS is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.
If 1 is set as argument, CURLE_BAD_FUNCTION_ARGUMENT is returned.
libcurl 7.87.0 May 17, 2022 CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3)