mongoc_ssl_opt_t man page

mongoc_ssl_opt_t — typedef struct {
const char *pem_file;
const char *pem_pwd;
const char *ca_file;
const char *ca_dir;
const char *crl_file;
bool weak_cert_validation;
bool allow_invalid_hostname;
void *padding [7]; } mongoc_ssl_opt_t;

Synopsis

typedef struct
{
   const char *pem_file;
   const char *pem_pwd;
   const char *ca_file;
   const char *ca_dir;
   const char *crl_file;
   bool        weak_cert_validation;
   bool        allow_invalid_hostname;
   void       *padding [7];
} mongoc_ssl_opt_t;

Description

This structure is used to set the SSL options for a mongoc_client_t or mongoc_client_pool_t

Beginning in version 1.2.0, once a pool or client has any SSL options set, all connections use SSL, even if ssl=true is omitted from the MongoDB URI. Before, SSL options were ignored unless ssl=true was included in the URI.

As of 1.4.0, the mongoc_client_pool_set_ssl_opts and mongoc_client_set_ssl_opts will not only shallow copy the struct, but will also copy the const char*

Client Authentication

When MongoDB is started with SSL enabled, it will by default require the client o provide a client certificate issued by a certificate authority specified by --sslCAFile , or an authority trusted by the native certificate store in use on the server.

To provide the client certificate, the user must configure the pem_file to point at a PEM armored certificate.

mongoc_ssl_opt_t ssl_opts = { 0 };

ssl_opts.pem_file = "/path/to/client‐certificate.pem"

/* Then set the client ssl_opts, when using a single client mongoc_client_t */
mongoc_client_pool_set_ssl_opts (pool, &ssl_opts);
/* or, set the pool ssl_opts, when using a the thread safe mongoc_client_pool_t */
mongoc_client_set_ssl_opts (client, &ssl_opts);

Server Certificate Verification

The MongoDB C Driver will automatically verify the validity of the server certificate, such as issued by configured Certificate Authority, hostname validation, and expiration.

To overwrite this behaviour, it is possible to disable hostname validation, and/or allow otherwise invalid certificates. This behaviour is controlled using the allow_invalid_hostname and weak_cert_validation fields. By default, both are set to false Man In The Middle attacks (when allow_invalid_hostname is set) and otherwise invalid certificates when weak_cert_validation is set to true

Native TLS Support on Linux (Openssl)

The MongoDB C Driver supports the dominating TLS library (OpenSSL) and crypto libraries (OpenSSL's libcrypto) on Linux and Unix platforms.

Support for OpenSSL 1.1 and later was added in 1.4.0.

When compiled against OpenSSL, the driver will attempt to load the system default certificate store, as configured by the distribution, if the ca_file and ca_dir are not set.

Native TLS Support on Windows (Secure Channel)

The MongoDB C Driver supports the Windows native TLS library (Secure Channel, or SChannel), and its native crypto library (Cryptography API: Next Generation, or CNG).

When compiled against the Windows native libraries, the ca_dir option is not supported, and will issue an error if used.

Encrypted PEM files (e.g., requiring pem_pwd ) are also not supported, and will result in error when attempting to load them.

When ca_file is provided, the driver will only allow server certificates issued by the authority (or authorities) provided. When no ca_file is provided, the driver will look up the Certificate Authority using the System Local Machine Root certificate store to confirm the provided certificate.

When crl_file is provided, the driver will import the revocation list to the System Local Machine Root certificate store.

Native TLS Support on MAC Os X / Darwin (Secure Transport)

The MongoDB C Driver supports the Darwin (OS X, macOS, iOS, etc.) native TLS library (Secure Transport), and its native crypto library (Common Crypto, or CC).

When compiled against Secure Transport, the ca_dir option is not supported, and will issue an error if used.

When ca_file is provided, the driver will only allow server certificates issued by the authority (or authorities) provided. When no ca_file is provided, the driver will use the Certificate Authorities in the currently unlocked keychains.

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2016‐11‐07 MongoDB C Driver