fido_init - Man Page

initialise the FIDO2 library


#include <fido.h>

typedef void fido_log_handler_t(const char *);

fido_init(int flags);

fido_set_log_handler(fido_log_handler_t *handler);


The fido_init() function initialises the libfido2 library. Its invocation must precede that of any other libfido2 function in the context of the executing thread.

If FIDO_DEBUG is set in flags, then debug output will be emitted by libfido2 on stderr. Alternatively, the FIDO_DEBUG environment variable may be set.

If FIDO_DISABLE_U2F_FALLBACK is set in flags, then libfido2 will not fallback to U2F in fido_dev_open(3) if a device claims to support FIDO2 but fails to respond to a CTAP 2.0 greeting.

The fido_set_log_handler() function causes handler to be called for each log line generated in the context of the executing thread. Lines passed to handler include a trailing newline character and are not printed by libfido2 on stderr.

See Also

fido_assert_new(3), fido_cred_new(3), fido_dev_info_manifest(3), fido_dev_open(3)

Referenced By


The man page fido_set_log_handler(3) is an alias of fido_init(3).

May 25, 2018