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SSL_CTX_add1_chain_cert(3) OpenSSL SSL_CTX_add1_chain_cert(3)
SSL_CTX_set0_chain, SSL_CTX_set1_chain, SSL_CTX_add0_chain_cert,
SSL_CTX_clear_chain_certs, SSL_set0_chain, SSL_set1_chain,
SSL_add0_chain_cert, SSL_add1_chain_cert, SSL_get0_chain_certs,
SSL_clear_chain_certs, SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain, SSL_build_cert_chain,
SSL_CTX_set_current_cert, SSL_set_current_cert - extra chain
int SSL_CTX_set0_chain(SSL_CTX *ctx, STACK_OF(X509) *sk);
int SSL_CTX_set1_chain(SSL_CTX *ctx, STACK_OF(X509) *sk);
int SSL_CTX_add0_chain_cert(SSL_CTX *ctx, X509 *x509);
int SSL_CTX_add1_chain_cert(SSL_CTX *ctx, X509 *x509);
int SSL_CTX_get0_chain_certs(SSL_CTX *ctx, STACK_OF(X509) **sk);
int SSL_CTX_clear_chain_certs(SSL_CTX *ctx);
int SSL_set0_chain(SSL *ssl, STACK_OF(X509) *sk);
int SSL_set1_chain(SSL *ssl, STACK_OF(X509) *sk);
int SSL_add0_chain_cert(SSL *ssl, X509 *x509);
int SSL_add1_chain_cert(SSL *ssl, X509 *x509);
int SSL_get0_chain_certs(SSL *ssl, STACK_OF(X509) **sk);
int SSL_clear_chain_certs(SSL *ssl);
int SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain(SSL_CTX *ctx, flags);
int SSL_build_cert_chain(SSL *ssl, flags);
int SSL_CTX_select_current_cert(SSL_CTX *ctx, X509 *x509);
int SSL_select_current_cert(SSL *ssl, X509 *x509);
int SSL_CTX_set_current_cert(SSL_CTX *ctx, long op);
int SSL_set_current_cert(SSL *ssl, long op);
SSL_CTX_set0_chain() and SSL_CTX_set1_chain() set the certificate chain
associated with the current certificate of ctx to sk.
SSL_CTX_add0_chain_cert() and SSL_CTX_add1_chain_cert() append the
single certificate x509 to the chain associated with the current
certificate of ctx.
SSL_CTX_get0_chain_certs() retrieves the chain associated with the
current certificate of ctx.
SSL_CTX_clear_chain_certs() clears any existing chain associated with
the current certificate of ctx. (This is implemented by calling
SSL_CTX_set0_chain() with sk set to NULL).
SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain() builds the certificate chain for ctx
normally this uses the chain store or the verify store if the chain
store is not set. If the function is successful the built chain will
replace any existing chain. The flags parameter can be set to
SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_UNTRUSTED to use existing chain certificates as
untrusted CAs, SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_NO_ROOT to omit the root CA from
the built chain, SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_CHECK to use all existing chain
certificates only to build the chain (effectively sanity checking and
rearranging them if necessary), the flag
SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_IGNORE_ERROR ignores any errors during
verification: if flag SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_CLEAR_ERROR is also set
verification errors are cleared from the error queue.
Each of these functions operates on the current end entity (i.e. server
or client) certificate. This is the last certificate loaded or selected
on the corresponding ctx structure.
SSL_CTX_select_current_cert() selects x509 as the current end entity
certificate, but only if x509 has already been loaded into ctx using a
function such as SSL_CTX_use_certificate().
SSL_set0_chain(), SSL_set1_chain(), SSL_add0_chain_cert(),
SSL_add1_chain_cert(), SSL_get0_chain_certs(), SSL_clear_chain_certs(),
SSL_build_cert_chain(), SSL_select_current_cert() and
SSL_set_current_cert() are similar except they apply to SSL structure
SSL_CTX_set_current_cert() changes the current certificate to a value
based on the op argument. Currently op can be SSL_CERT_SET_FIRST to use
the first valid certificate or SSL_CERT_SET_NEXT to set the next valid
certificate after the current certificate. These two operations can be
used to iterate over all certificates in an SSL_CTX structure.
SSL_set_current_cert() also supports the option SSL_CERT_SET_SERVER.
If ssl is a server and has sent a certificate to a connected client
this option sets that certificate to the current certificate and
returns 1. If the negotiated ciphersuite is anonymous (and thus no
certificate will be sent) 2 is returned and the current certificate is
unchanged. If ssl is not a server or a certificate has not been sent 0
is returned and the current certificate is unchanged.
All these functions are implemented as macros. Those containing a 1
increment the reference count of the supplied certificate or chain so
it must be freed at some point after the operation. Those containing a
0 do not increment reference counts and the supplied certificate or
chain MUST NOT be freed after the operation.
The chains associate with an SSL_CTX structure are copied to any SSL
structures when SSL_new() is called. SSL structures will not be
affected by any chains subsequently changed in the parent SSL_CTX.
One chain can be set for each key type supported by a server. So, for
example, an RSA and a DSA certificate can (and often will) have
The functions SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain() and SSL_build_cert_chain() can
be used to check application configuration and to ensure any necessary
subordinate CAs are sent in the correct order. Misconfigured
applications sending incorrect certificate chains often cause problems
For example an application can add any set of certificates using
SSL_CTX_use_certificate_chain_file() then call
SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain() with the option SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_CHECK
to check and reorder them.
Applications can issue non fatal warnings when checking chains by
setting the flag SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_IGNORE_ERRORS and checking the
Calling SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain() or SSL_build_cert_chain() is more
efficient than the automatic chain building as it is only performed
once. Automatic chain building is performed on each new session.
If any certificates are added using these functions no certificates
added using SSL_CTX_add_extra_chain_cert() will be used.
SSL_set_current_cert() with SSL_CERT_SET_SERVER return 1 for success, 2
if no server certificate is used because the ciphersuites is anonymous
and 0 for failure.
SSL_CTX_build_cert_chain() and SSL_build_cert_chain() return 1 for
success and 0 for failure. If the flag
SSL_BUILD_CHAIN_FLAG_IGNORE_ERROR and a verification error occurs then
2 is returned.
All other functions return 1 for success and 0 for failure.
These functions were first added to OpenSSL 1.0.2.
1.0.2h 2016-05-03 SSL_CTX_add1_chain_cert(3)