CURLOPT_SSL_OPTIONS man page

CURLOPT_SSL_OPTIONS — set SSL behavior options

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SSL_OPTIONS, long bitmask);

Description

Pass a long with a bitmask to tell libcurl about specific SSL behaviors. Available bits:

CURLSSLOPT_ALLOW_BEAST

Tells libcurl to not attempt to use any workarounds for a security flaw in the SSL3 and TLS1.0 protocols.  If this option isn't used or this bit is set to 0, the SSL layer libcurl uses may use a work-around for this flaw although it might cause interoperability problems with some (older) SSL implementations. WARNING: avoiding this work-around lessens the security, and by setting this option to 1 you ask for exactly that.  This option is only supported for DarwinSSL, NSS and OpenSSL.

CURLSSLOPT_NO_REVOKE

Tells libcurl to disable certificate revocation checks for those SSL backends where such behavior is present. This option is only supported for Schannel (the native Windows SSL library), with an exception in the case of Windows' Untrusted Publishers blacklist which it seems can't be bypassed. (Added in 7.44.0)

CURLSSLOPT_NO_PARTIALCHAIN

Tells libcurl to not accept "partial" certificate chains, which it otherwise does by default. This option is only supported for OpenSSL and will fail the certificate verification if the chain ends with an intermediate certificate and not with a root cert. (Added in 7.68.0)

Default

0

Protocols

All TLS-based protocols

Example

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
  /* weaken TLS only for use with silly servers */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSL_OPTIONS, CURLSSLOPT_ALLOW_BEAST |
                   CURLSSLOPT_NO_REVOKE);
  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

Availability

Added in 7.25.0

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

See Also

CURLOPT_SSLVERSION(3), CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST(3),

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_SSL_ENABLE_ALPN(3), CURLOPT_SSL_ENABLE_NPN(3), CURLOPT_USE_SSL(3).

December 02, 2019 libcurl 7.69.0 curl_easy_setopt options