SSL_get_verify_result.3ssl man page

SSL_get_verify_result — get result of peer certificate verification


#include <openssl/ssl.h>
long SSL_get_verify_result(const SSL *ssl);


SSL_get_verify_result() returns the result of the verification of the X509 certificate presented by the peer, if any.


SSL_get_verify_result() can only return one error code while the verification of a certificate can fail because of many reasons at the same time. Only the last verification error that occurred during the processing is available from SSL_get_verify_result().

The verification result is part of the established session and is restored when a session is reused.


If no peer certificate was presented, the returned result code is X509_V_OK. This is because no verification error occurred, it does however not indicate success. SSL_get_verify_result() is only useful in connection with SSL_get_peer_certificate(3).

Return Values

The following return values can currently occur:

The verification succeeded or no peer certificate was presented.
Any other value
Documented in verify(1).

See Also

ssl(3), SSL_set_verify_result(3), SSL_get_peer_certificate(3), verify(1)


2016-09-26 1.0.2j OpenSSL