X509_new

Section: OpenSSL (3)
Updated: 2002-11-12
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NAME

X509_new, X509_free - X509 certificate ASN1 allocation functions  

SYNOPSIS

 X509 *X509_new(void);
 void X509_free(X509 *a);

 

DESCRIPTION

The X509 ASN1 allocation routines, allocate and free an X509 structure, which represents an X509 certificate.

X509_new() allocates and initializes a X509 structure.

X509_free() frees up the X509 structure a.  

RETURN VALUES

If the allocation fails, X509_new() returns NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3). Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure.

X509_free() returns no value.  

SEE ALSO

ERR_get_error(3), d2i_X509(3)  

HISTORY

X509_new() and X509_free() are available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.


 

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