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SSL_CTX_set_info_callback

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NAME

SSL_CTX_set_info_callback, SSL_CTX_get_info_callback, SSL_set_info_callback, SSL_get_info_callback — handle information callback for SSL connections

Synopsis

#include <openssl/ssl.h> 
void SSL_CTX_set_info_callback(SSL_CTX *ctx, void (*callback)());
void (*SSL_CTX_get_info_callback(SSL_CTX *ctx))();
void SSL_set_info_callback(SSL *ssl, void (*callback)());
void (*SSL_get_info_callback(SSL *ssl))();

DESCRIPTION

SSL_CTX_set_info_callback() sets the callback function, that can be used to obtain state information for SSL objects created from ctx during connection setup and use. The setting for ctx is overridden from the setting for a specific SSL object, if specified. When callback is NULL, not callback function is used.

SSL_set_info_callback() sets the callback function, that can be used to obtain state information for ssl during connection setup and use. When callback is NULL, the callback setting currently valid for ctx is used.

SSL_CTX_get_info_callback() returns a pointer to the currently set information callback function for ctx.

SSL_get_info_callback() returns a pointer to the currently set information callback function for ssl.

NOTES

When setting up a connection and during use, it is possible to obtain state information from the SSL/TLS engine. When set, an information callback function is called whenever the state changes, an alert appears, or an error occurs.

The callback function is called as callback(SSL *ssl, int where, int ret). The where argument specifies information about where (in which context) the callback function was called. If ret is 0, an error condition occurred. If an alert is handled, SSL_CB_ALERT is set and ret specifies the alert information.

where is a bitmask made up of the following bits:

  • SSL_CB_LOOP

    Callback has been called to indicate state change inside a loop.

  • SSL_CB_EXIT

    Callback has been called to indicate error exit of a handshake function. (May be soft error with retry option for non-blocking setups.)

  • SSL_CB_READ

    Callback has been called during read operation.

  • SSL_CB_WRITE

    Callback has been called during write operation.

  • SSL_CB_ALERT

    Callback has been called due to an alert being sent or received.

  • SSL_CB_READ_ALERT (SSL_CB_ALERT|SSL_CB_READ)

  • SSL_CB_WRITE_ALERT (SSL_CB_ALERT|SSL_CB_WRITE)

  • SSL_CB_ACCEPT_LOOP (SSL_ST_ACCEPT|SSL_CB_LOOP)

  • SSL_CB_ACCEPT_EXIT (SSL_ST_ACCEPT|SSL_CB_EXIT)

  • SSL_CB_CONNECT_LOOP (SSL_ST_CONNECT|SSL_CB_LOOP)

  • SSL_CB_CONNECT_EXIT (SSL_ST_CONNECT|SSL_CB_EXIT)

  • SSL_CB_HANDSHAKE_START

    Callback has been called because a new handshake is started.

  • SSL_CB_HANDSHAKE_DONE 0x20

    Callback has been called because a handshake is finished.

The current state information can be obtained using the SSL_state_string(3) family of functions.

The ret information can be evaluated using the SSL_alert_type_string(3) family of functions.

RETURN VALUES

SSL_set_info_callback() does not provide diagnostic information.

SSL_get_info_callback() returns the current setting.

EXAMPLES

The following example callback function prints state strings, information about alerts being handled and error messages to the bio_err BIO.

 void apps_ssl_info_callback(SSL *s, int where, int ret)
{
const char *str;
int w;

w=where& ~SSL_ST_MASK;

if (w & SSL_ST_CONNECT) str="SSL_connect";
else if (w & SSL_ST_ACCEPT) str="SSL_accept";
else str="undefined";

if (where & SSL_CB_LOOP)
{
BIO_printf(bio_err,"%s:%s\n",str,SSL_state_string_long(s));
}
else if (where & SSL_CB_ALERT)
{
str=(where & SSL_CB_READ)?"read":"write";
BIO_printf(bio_err,"SSL3 alert %s:%s:%s\n",
str,
SSL_alert_type_string_long(ret),
SSL_alert_desc_string_long(ret));
}
else if (where & SSL_CB_EXIT)
{
if (ret == 0)
BIO_printf(bio_err,"%s:failed in %s\n",
str,SSL_state_string_long(s));
else if (ret < 0)
{
BIO_printf(bio_err,"%s:error in %s\n",
str,SSL_state_string_long(s));
}
}
}

SEE ALSO

ssl(3), SSL_state_string(3), SSL_alert_type_string(3)