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HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS Volume 1: Common Data Security Architecture > CDSA API Functions

CL_CertCreateTemplate

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NAME

CSSM_CL_CertCreateTemplate — Allocate and initialize memory for a certificate template (CDSA)

SYNOPSIS

# include <cssm.h>
API:
CSSM_RETURN CSSMAPI CSSM_CL_CertCreateTemplate
(CSSM_CL_HANDLE CLHandle,
uint32 NumberOfFields,
const CSSM_FIELD *CertFields,
CSSM_DATA_PTR CertTemplate)
SPI:
CSSM_RETURN CSSMCLI CL_CertCreateTemplate
(CSSM_CL_HANDLE CLHandle,
uint32 NumberOfFields,
const CSSM_FIELD *CertFields,
CSSM_DATA_PTR CertTemplate)

LIBRARY

Common Security Services Manager library (cdsa$incssm300_shr.exe)

PARAMETERS

CLHandle (input) 

The handle that describes the certificate library module used to perform this function.

NumberOfFields (input)
  

The number of certificate field values specified in the CertFields.

CertFields (input)
  

A pointer to an array of OID/value pairs that identify the field values to initialize a new certificate.

CertTemplate (output)
  

A pointer to a CSSM_DATA structure that will contain the unsigned certificate template as a result of this function.

DESCRIPTION

This function allocates and initializes memory for an encoded certificate template output in CertTemplate->Data. The template values are specified by the input OID/value pairs contained in CertFields. The initialization process includes encoding all certificate field values according to the certificate type and certificate encoding supported by the certificate library module.

The memory for CertTemplate->Data is allocated by the service provider using the calling application's memory management routines. The application must deallocate the memory.

RETURN VALUE

A CSSM_RETURN value indicating success or specifying a particular error condition. The value CSSM_OK indicates success. All other values represent an error condition.

ERRORS

Errors are described in the CDSA Technical Standard.

CSSMERR_CL_INVALID_FIELD_POINTER
CSSMERR_CL_UNKNOWN_TAG
CSSMERR_CL_INVALID_NUMBER_OF_FIELDS

SEE ALSO

Books

Intel CDSA Application Developer's Guide

Online Help

Functions for the CSSM API:

CSSM_CL_CertGetAllTemplateFields, CSSM_CL_CertSign

Functions for the CLI SPI:

CL_CertGetAllTemplateFields, CL_CertSign