CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT - Man Page

life-time for cached certificate stores

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT, long age);

Description

Pass a long, this sets the timeout in seconds. This tells libcurl the maximum time any cached certificate store it has in memory may be kept and reused for new connections. Once the timeout has expired, a subsequent fetch requiring a certificate has to reload it.

Building a certificate store from a CURLOPT_CAINFO(3) file is a slow operation so curl may cache the generated certificate store internally to speed up future connections.

Set to zero to completely disable caching, or set to -1 to retain the cached store remain forever. By default, libcurl caches this info for 24 hours.

Default

86400 (24 hours)

Protocols

All

Example

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/foo.bin");

    /* only reuse certificate stores for a short time */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_CA_CACHE_TIMEOUT, 60L);

    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);

    /* in this second request, the cache is not used if more than
       sixty seconds passed since the previous connection */
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);

    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
}

Availability

This option was added in curl 7.87.0.

This option is supported by OpenSSL and its forks (since 7.87.0) and Schannel (since 8.5.0).

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK

See Also

CURLOPT_CAINFO(3), CURLOPT_CAINFO_BLOB(3), CURLOPT_CAPATH(3), CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3), CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3)

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_CAINFO(3), libcurl-symbols(3).

February 19 2024 libcurl