SSL_new.3ssl man page

SSL_new, SSL_up_ref — create a new SSL structure for a connection


#include <openssl/ssl.h>
SSL *SSL_new(SSL_CTX *ctx);
int SSL_up_ref(SSL *s);


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, options, verification settings, timeout settings. An SSL structure is reference counted. Creating an SSL structure for the first time increments the reference count. Freeing it (using SSL_free) decrements it. When the reference count drops to zero, any memory or resources allocated to the SSL structure are freed. SSL_up_ref() increments the reference count for an existing SSL structure.

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.

SSL_up_ref() returns 1 for success and 0 for failure.

See Also

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


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