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X509_LOOKUP(3) OpenSSL X509_LOOKUP(3)
X509_LOOKUP, X509_LOOKUP_TYPE, X509_LOOKUP_new, X509_LOOKUP_free,
X509_LOOKUP_init, X509_LOOKUP_shutdown, X509_LOOKUP_set_method_data,
X509_LOOKUP_get_method_data, X509_LOOKUP_ctrl, X509_LOOKUP_load_file,
X509_LOOKUP_add_dir, X509_LOOKUP_get_store, X509_LOOKUP_by_subject,
X509_LOOKUP_by_alias - OpenSSL certificate lookup mechanisms
typedef x509_lookup_st X509_LOOKUP;
typedef enum X509_LOOKUP_TYPE;
X509_LOOKUP *X509_LOOKUP_new(X509_LOOKUP_METHOD *method);
int X509_LOOKUP_init(X509_LOOKUP *ctx);
int X509_LOOKUP_shutdown(X509_LOOKUP *ctx);
void X509_LOOKUP_free(X509_LOOKUP *ctx);
int X509_LOOKUP_set_method_data(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, void *data);
void *X509_LOOKUP_get_method_data(const X509_LOOKUP *ctx);
int X509_LOOKUP_ctrl(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, int cmd, const char *argc,
long argl, char **ret);
int X509_LOOKUP_load_file(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, char *name, long type);
int X509_LOOKUP_add_dir(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, char *name, long type);
X509_STORE *X509_LOOKUP_get_store(const X509_LOOKUP *ctx);
int X509_LOOKUP_by_subject(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, X509_LOOKUP_TYPE type,
X509_NAME *name, X509_OBJECT *ret);
int X509_LOOKUP_by_issuer_serial(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, X509_LOOKUP_TYPE type,
X509_NAME *name, ASN1_INTEGER *serial,
int X509_LOOKUP_by_fingerprint(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, X509_LOOKUP_TYPE type,
const unsigned char *bytes, int len,
int X509_LOOKUP_by_alias(X509_LOOKUP *ctx, X509_LOOKUP_TYPE type,
const char *str, int len, X509_OBJECT *ret);
The X509_LOOKUP structure holds the information needed to look up
certificates and CRLs according to an associated X509_LOOKUP_METHOD(3).
Multiple X509_LOOKUP instances can be added to an X509_STORE(3) to
enable lookup in that store.
X509_LOOKUP_new() creates a new X509_LOOKUP using the given lookup
method. It can also be created by calling X509_STORE_add_lookup(3),
which will associate an X509_STORE with the lookup mechanism.
X509_LOOKUP_init() initializes the internal state and resources as
needed by the given X509_LOOKUP to do its work.
X509_LOOKUP_shutdown() tears down the internal state and resources of
the given X509_LOOKUP.
X509_LOOKUP_free() destructs the given X509_LOOKUP.
X509_LOOKUP_set_method_data() associates a pointer to application data
to the given X509_LOOKUP.
X509_LOOKUP_get_method_data() retrieves a pointer to application data
from the given X509_LOOKUP.
X509_LOOKUP_ctrl() is used to set or get additional data to or from an
X509_LOOKUP structure or its associated X509_LOOKUP_METHOD(3). The
arguments of the control command are passed via argc and argl, its
return value via *ret. The meaning of the arguments depends on the cmd
number of the control command. In general, this function is not called
directly, but wrapped by a macro call, see below. The control cmds
known to OpenSSL are discussed in more depth in "Control Commands".
X509_LOOKUP_load_file() passes a filename to be loaded immediately into
the associated X509_STORE. type indicates what type of object is
expected. This can only be used with a lookup using the implementation
X509_LOOKUP_add_dir() passes a directory specification from which
certificates and CRLs are loaded on demand into the associated
X509_STORE. type indicates what type of object is expected. This can
only be used with a lookup using the implementation
X509_LOOKUP_add_store(), and X509_LOOKUP_load_store() are implemented
as macros that use X509_LOOKUP_ctrl().
X509_LOOKUP_by_fingerprint(), and X509_LOOKUP_by_alias() look up
certificates and CRLs in the X509_STORE(3) associated with the
X509_LOOKUP using different criteria, where the looked up object is
stored in ret. Some of the underlying X509_LOOKUP_METHODs will also
cache objects matching the criteria in the associated X509_STORE, which
makes it possible to handle cases where the criteria have more than one
X509_LOOKUP_load_file() and X509_LOOKUP_add_dir() take a type, which
can be one of the following:
The file or files that are loaded are expected to be in PEM format.
The file or files that are loaded are expected to be in raw DER
The default certificate file or directory is used. In this case,
name is ignored.
The X509_LOOKUP_METHODs built into OpenSSL recognise the following
This is the command that X509_LOOKUP_load_file() uses. The
filename is passed in argc, and the type in argl.
This is the command that X509_LOOKUP_add_dir() uses. The directory
specification is passed in argc, and the type in argl.
This is the command that X509_LOOKUP_add_store() uses. The URI is
passed in argc.
This is the command that X509_LOOKUP_load_store() uses. The URI is
passed in argc.
X509_LOOKUP_new() returns an X509_LOOKUP pointer when successful, or
NULL on error.
X509_LOOKUP_init() and X509_LOOKUP_shutdown() return 1 on success, or 0
X509_LOOKUP_ctrl() returns -1 if the X509_LOOKUP doesn't have an
associated X509_LOOKUP_METHOD, or 1 if the doesn't have a control
function. Otherwise, it returns what the control function in the
X509_LOOKUP_METHOD returns, which is usually 1 on success and 0 in
X509_LOOKUP_get_store() returns an X509_STORE pointer if there is one,
X509_LOOKUP_by_fingerprint(), and X509_LOOKUP_by_alias() all return 0
if there is no X509_LOOKUP_METHOD or that method doesn't implement the
corresponding function. Otherwise, it returns what the corresponding
function in the X509_LOOKUP_METHOD returns, which is usually 1 on
success and 0 in error.
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