SSL_new.3ssl man page

SSL_new — create a new SSL structure for a connection


 #include <openssl/ssl.h>

 SSL *SSL_new(SSL_CTX *ctx);


SSL_new() creates a new SSL structure which is needed to hold the data for a TLS/SSL connection. The new structure inherits the settings of the underlying context ctx: connection method (SSLv2/v3/TLSv1), options, verification settings, timeout settings.

Return Values

The following return values can occur:


The creation of a new SSL structure failed. Check the error stack to find out the reason.

Pointer to an SSL structure

The return value points to an allocated SSL structure.

See Also

SSL_free(3), SSL_clear(3), SSL_CTX_set_options(3), SSL_get_SSL_CTX(3), ssl(3)


2016-09-26 1.0.2j OpenSSL