CURLOPT_ISSUERCERT_BLOB

Section: curl_easy_setopt options (3)
Updated: 24 Jun 2020
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NAME

CURLOPT_ISSUERCERT_BLOB - issuer SSL certificate from memory blob  

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_ISSUERCERT_BLOB, struct curl_blob *stblob);  

DESCRIPTION

Pass a pointer to a curl_blob structure, which contains information (pointer and size) about a memory block with binary data of a CA certificate in PEM format. If the option is set, an additional check against the peer certificate is performed to verify the issuer is indeed the one associated with the certificate provided by the option. This additional check is useful in multi-level PKI where one needs to enforce that the peer certificate is from a specific branch of the tree.

This option should be used in combination with the CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3) option. Otherwise, the result of the check is not considered as failure.

A specific error code (CURLE_SSL_ISSUER_ERROR) is defined with the option, which is returned if the setup of the SSL/TLS session has failed due to a mismatch with the issuer of peer certificate (CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3) has to be set too for the check to fail).

If the blob is initialized with the flags member of struct curl_blob set to CURL_BLOB_COPY, the application does not have to keep the buffer around after setting this.

This option is an alternative to CURLOPT_ISSUERCERT(3) which instead expects a file name as input.  

DEFAULT

NULL  

PROTOCOLS

All TLS-based protocols  

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  struct curl_blob blob;
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
  blob.data = certificateData;
  blob.len = filesize;
  blob.flags = CURL_BLOB_COPY;
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_ISSUERCERT_BLOB, &blob);
  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}
 

AVAILABILITY

Added in libcurl 7.71.0. This option is supported by the OpenSSL backends.  

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.  

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_ISSUERCERT(3), CURLOPT_CRLFILE(3), CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3),


 

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