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RetrieveCounter

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NAME

CSSM_RetrieveCounter, CSP_RetrieveCounter — Get the value of a tamper resistant clock (CDSA)

SYNOPSIS

# include <cssm.h>
API:
CSSM_RETURN CSSMAPI CSSM_RetrieveCounter
(CSSM_CSP_HANDLE CSPHandle,
CSSM_DATA_PTR Counter)
SPI:
CSSM_RETURN CSSMCSPI CSP_RetrieveCounter
(CSSM_CSP_HANDLE CSPHandle,
CSSM_DATA_PTR Counter)

LIBRARY

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

PARAMETERS

CSPHandle (input)
  

The handle that describes the add-in Cryptographic Service Provider module used to perform this function. If a NULL handle is specified, CSSM returns error.

Counter (output) 

Pointer to CSSM_DATA structure that contains data of the tamper resistant clock/counter of the cryptographic device.

DESCRIPTION

This function returns the value of a tamper resistant clock/counter of the cryptographic device.

NOTES ON SPI

The output is returned to the caller as specified in Buffer Management for Cryptographic Services.

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.

None specific to this call.

SEE ALSO

Books

Intel CDSA Application Developer's Guide