coap_tls_library man page

coap_tls_library, coap_dtls_is_supported, coap_tls_is_supported, coap_get_tls_library_version, coap_string_tls_version, coap_show_tls_version ā€” Work with CoAP contexts

Synopsis

#include <coap2/coap.h>

int coap_dtls_is_supported(void);

int coap_tls_is_supported(void);

coap_tls_version_t *coap_get_tls_library_version(void);

*char *coap_string_tls_version(char *buffer, size_t bufsize);

void coap_show_tls_version(coap_log_t level);

Link with -lcoap-2, -lcoap-2-gnutls, -lcoap-2-openssl or -lcoap-2-tinydtls depending on your (D)TLS library type.

Description

When the libcoap library was built, it will have been compiled using a specific TLS implementation type (e.g. OpenSSL, GnuTLS, TinyDTLS or noTLS). When the libcoap library is linked into an application, it is possible that the application needs to dynamically determine whether DTLS or TLS is supported, what type of TLS implementation libcoap was compiled with, as well as detect what is the version of the currently loaded TLS library is.

NOTE: If OpenSSL is being used, then the minimum OpenSSL library version is 1.1.0.

NOTE: If GnuTLS is being used, then the minimum GnuTLS library version is 3.3.0.

NOTE: If GnuTLS is going to interoperate with TinyDTLS, then a minimum revision of GnuTLS 3.5.5 which supports CCM algorithms is required by TinyDTLS as TinyDTLS currently only supports CCM.

Network traffic can be encrypted or un-encrypted with libcoap - how to set this up is described in coap_context(3).

Due to the nature of TLS, there can be Callbacks that are invoked as the TLS session negotiates encryption algorithms, encryption keys etc. Where possible, by default, the CoAP layer handles all this automatically. However, there is the flexibility of the Callbacks for imposing additional security checks etc. when PKI is being used. These callbacks need to need to match the TLS implementation type.

The coap_dtls_is_supported() function returns 1 if support for DTLS is enabled, otherwise 0;

The coap_tls_is_supported() function returns 1 if support for TLS is enabled, otherwise 0;

The coap_get_tls_library_version() function returns the TLS implementation type and library version in a coap_tls_version_t* structure.

The coap_string_tls_version() function is used to update the provided buffer with information about the current (D)TLS library that libcoap was built against, as well as the current linked version of the (D)TLS library. buffer defines the buffer to provide the information and bufsize is the size of buffer.

The coap_show_tls_version() function is used log information about the current (D)TLS library that libcoap was built against, as well as the current linked version of the (D)TLS library. level defines the minimum logging level for this information to be output using coap_log().

#define COAP_TLS_LIBRARY_NOTLS    0
#define COAP_TLS_LIBRARY_TINYDTLS 1
#define COAP_TLS_LIBRARY_OPENSSL  2
#define COAP_TLS_LIBRARY_GNUTLS   3

typedef struct coap_tls_version_t {
  uint64_t version; /* (D)TLS runtime Library Version */
  int type; /* Library type. One of COAP_TLS_LIBRARY_* */
  uint64_t built_version; /* (D)TLS Built against Library Version */
}

Return Values

coap_dtls_is_supported() and coap_tls_is_supported() functions return 0 if there is no support, 1 if support is available.

coap_get_tls_library_version() function returns the TLS implementation type and library version in a coap_tls_version_t* structure.

coap_string_tls_version() function returns a pointer to the provided buffer.

See Also

coap_context(3) and coap_logging(3).

Further Information

See "RFC7252: The Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)" for further information.

Bugs

Please report bugs on the mailing list for libcoap: libcoap-developers@lists.sourceforge.net

Authors

The libcoap project <libcoap-developers@lists.sourceforge.net>

Referenced By

coap(7), coap_context(3), coap_encryption(3), coap_session(3).

The man pages coap_dtls_is_supported(3), coap_get_tls_library_version(3), coap_show_tls_version(3), coap_string_tls_version(3) and coap_tls_is_supported(3) are aliases of coap_tls_library(3).

07/25/2019 coap_tls_library 4.2.0 libcoap Manual