SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs.3ssl man page

SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs, SSL_set1_sigalgs, SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs_list, SSL_set1_sigalgs_list, SSL_CTX_set1_client_sigalgs, SSL_set1_client_sigalgs, SSL_CTX_set1_client_sigalgs_list, SSL_set1_client_sigalgs_list — set supported signature algorithms

Synopsis

#include <openssl/ssl.h>
long SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs(SSL_CTX *ctx, const int *slist, long slistlen);
long SSL_set1_sigalgs(SSL *ssl, const int *slist, long slistlen);
long SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs_list(SSL_CTX *ctx, const char *str);
long SSL_set1_sigalgs_list(SSL *ssl, const char *str);
long SSL_CTX_set1_client_sigalgs(SSL_CTX *ctx, const int *slist, long slistlen);
long SSL_set1_client_sigalgs(SSL *ssl, const int *slist, long slistlen);
long SSL_CTX_set1_client_sigalgs_list(SSL_CTX *ctx, const char *str);
long SSL_set1_client_sigalgs_list(SSL *ssl, const char *str);

Description

SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs() and SSL_set1_sigalgs() set the supported signature algorithms for ctx or ssl. The array slist of length slistlen must consist of pairs of NIDs corresponding to digest and public key algorithms.

SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs_list() and SSL_set1_sigalgs_list() set the supported signature algorithms for ctx or ssl. The str parameter must be a null terminated string consisting or a colon separated list of public key algorithms and digests separated by +.

SSL_CTX_set1_client_sigalgs(), SSL_set1_client_sigalgs(), SSL_CTX_set1_client_sigalgs_list() and SSL_set1_client_sigalgs_list() set signature algorithms related to client authentication, otherwise they are identical to SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs(), SSL_set1_sigalgs(), SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs_list() and SSL_set1_sigalgs_list().

All these functions are implemented as macros. The signature algorithm parameter (integer array or string) is not freed: the application should free it, if necessary.

Notes

If an application wishes to allow the setting of signature algorithms as one of many user configurable options it should consider using the more flexible SSL_CONF API instead.

The signature algorithms set by a client are used directly in the supported signature algorithm in the client hello message.

The supported signature algorithms set by a server are not sent to the client but are used to determine the set of shared signature algorithms and (if server preferences are set with SSL_OP_CIPHER_SERVER_PREFERENCE) their order.

The client authentication signature algorithms set by a server are sent in a certificate request message if client authentication is enabled, otherwise they are unused.

Similarly client authentication signature algorithms set by a client are used to determined the set of client authentication shared signature algorithms.

Signature algorithms will neither be advertised nor used if the security level prohibits them (for example SHA1 if the security level is 4 or more).

Currently the NID_md5, NID_sha1, NID_sha224, NID_sha256, NID_sha384 and NID_sha512 digest NIDs are supported and the public key algorithm NIDs EVP_PKEY_RSA, EVP_PKEY_DSA and EVP_PKEY_EC.

The short or long name values for digests can be used in a string (for example "MD5", "SHA1", "SHA224", "SHA256", "SHA384", "SHA512") and the public key algorithm strings "RSA", "DSA" or "ECDSA".

The use of MD5 as a digest is strongly discouraged due to security weaknesses.

Examples

Set supported signature algorithms to SHA256 with ECDSA and SHA256 with RSA using an array:

const int slist[] = {NID_sha256, EVP_PKEY_EC, NID_sha256, EVP_PKEY_RSA};
SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs(ctx, slist, 4);

Set supported signature algorithms to SHA256 with ECDSA and SHA256 with RSA using a string:

SSL_CTX_set1_sigalgs_list(ctx, "ECDSA+SHA256:RSA+SHA256");

Return Values

All these functions return 1 for success and 0 for failure.

See Also

ssl(3), SSL_get_shared_sigalgs(3), SSL_CONF_CTX_new(3)

Info

2016-11-22 1.1.0c OpenSSL