Section: curl_easy_setopt options (3)
Updated: November 04, 2020
CURLOPT_SSLKEYTYPE - set type of the private key file
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SSLKEYTYPE, char *type);
Pass a pointer to a null-terminated string as parameter. The string should be
the format of your private key. Supported formats are "PEM", "DER" and "ENG".
The format "ENG" enables you to load the private key from a crypto engine. In
this case CURLOPT_SSLKEY(3) is used as an identifier passed to the
engine. You have to set the crypto engine with CURLOPT_SSLENGINE(3).
"DER" format key file currently does not work because of a bug in OpenSSL.
The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this
All TLS based protocols: HTTPS, FTPS, IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS etc.
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSLCERT, "client.pem");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSLKEY, "key.pem");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSLKEYTYPE, "PEM");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_KEYPASSWD, "s3cret");
ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
If built TLS enabled.
Returns CURLE_OK if TLS is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or
CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.