gnutls_pkcs12_simple_parse(3)      gnutls      gnutls_pkcs12_simple_parse(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_pkcs12_simple_parse - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/pkcs12.h>

       int gnutls_pkcs12_simple_parse(gnutls_pkcs12_t p12, const char *
       password, gnutls_x509_privkey_t * key, gnutls_x509_crt_t ** chain,
       unsigned int * chain_len, gnutls_x509_crt_t ** extra_certs, unsigned
       int * extra_certs_len, gnutls_x509_crl_t * crl, unsigned int flags);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_pkcs12_t p12
                   A pkcs12 type

       const char * password
                   optional password used to decrypt the structure, bags and

       gnutls_x509_privkey_t * key
                   a structure to store the parsed private key.

       gnutls_x509_crt_t ** chain
                   the corresponding to key certificate chain (may be NULL)

       unsigned int * chain_len
                   will be updated with the number of additional (may be

       gnutls_x509_crt_t ** extra_certs
                   optional pointer to receive an array of additional
                   certificates found in the PKCS12 structure (may be NULL).

       unsigned int * extra_certs_len
                   will be updated with the number of additional certs (may
                   be NULL).

       gnutls_x509_crl_t * crl
                   an optional structure to store the parsed CRL (may be

       unsigned int flags
                   should be zero or one of GNUTLS_PKCS12_SP_*

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function parses a PKCS12 structure in  pkcs12 and extracts the
       private key, the corresponding certificate chain, any additional
       certificates and a CRL.

       The  extra_certs and  extra_certs_len parameters are optional and
       both may be set to NULL. If either is non-NULL, then both must be
       set. The value for  extra_certs is allocated using gnutls_malloc().

       Encrypted PKCS12 bags and PKCS8 private keys are supported, but only
       with password based security and the same password for all

       Note that a PKCS12 structure may contain many keys and/or
       certificates, and there is no way to identify which key/certificate
       pair you want.  For this reason this function is useful for PKCS12
       files that contain only one key/certificate pair and/or one CRL.

       If the provided structure has encrypted fields but no password is
       provided then this function returns GNUTLS_E_DECRYPTION_FAILED.

       Note that normally the chain constructed does not include self signed
       certificates, to comply with TLS' requirements. If, however, the flag
       GNUTLS_PKCS12_SP_INCLUDE_SELF_SIGNED is specified then self signed
       certificates will be included in the chain.

       Prior to using this function the PKCS 12 structure integrity must be
       verified using gnutls_pkcs12_verify_mac().

RETURNS         top

       On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise a negative
       error value.

SINCE         top


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COPYRIGHT         top

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SEE ALSO         top

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