CMS_get0_type

Section: OpenSSL (3SSL)
Updated: 2016-05-03
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NAME

 CMS_get0_type, CMS_set1_eContentType, CMS_get0_eContentType, CMS_get0_content - get and set CMS content types and content

 

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/cms.h>

 const ASN1_OBJECT *CMS_get0_type(CMS_ContentInfo *cms);
 int CMS_set1_eContentType(CMS_ContentInfo *cms, const ASN1_OBJECT *oid);
 const ASN1_OBJECT *CMS_get0_eContentType(CMS_ContentInfo *cms);
 ASN1_OCTET_STRING **CMS_get0_content(CMS_ContentInfo *cms);

 

DESCRIPTION

CMS_get0_type() returns the content type of a CMS_ContentInfo structure as and ASN1_OBJECT pointer. An application can then decide how to process the CMS_ContentInfo structure based on this value.

CMS_set1_eContentType() sets the embedded content type of a CMS_ContentInfo structure. It should be called with CMS functions with the CMS_PARTIAL flag and before the structure is finalised, otherwise the results are undefined.

ASN1_OBJECT *CMS_get0_eContentType() returns a pointer to the embedded content type.

CMS_get0_content() returns a pointer to the ASN1_OCTET_STRING pointer containing the embedded content.  

NOTES

As the 0 implies CMS_get0_type(), CMS_get0_eContentType() and CMS_get0_content() return internal pointers which should not be freed up. CMS_set1_eContentType() copies the supplied OID and it should be freed up after use.

The ASN1_OBJECT values returned can be converted to an integer NID value using OBJ_obj2nid(). For the currently supported content types the following values are returned:

 NID_pkcs7_data
 NID_pkcs7_signed
 NID_pkcs7_digest
 NID_id_smime_ct_compressedData:
 NID_pkcs7_encrypted
 NID_pkcs7_enveloped

The return value of CMS_get0_content() is a pointer to the ASN1_OCTET_STRING content pointer. That means that for example:

 ASN1_OCTET_STRING **pconf = CMS_get0_content(cms);

*pconf could be NULL if there is no embedded content. Applications can access, modify or create the embedded content in a CMS_ContentInfo structure using this function. Applications usually will not need to modify the embedded content as it is normally set by higher level functions.  

RETURN VALUES

CMS_get0_type() and CMS_get0_eContentType() return and ASN1_OBJECT structure.

CMS_set1_eContentType() returns 1 for success or 0 if an error occurred. The error can be obtained from ERR_get_error(3).  

SEE ALSO

ERR_get_error(3)  

HISTORY

CMS_get0_type(), CMS_set1_eContentType() and CMS_get0_eContentType() were all first added to OpenSSL 0.9.8


 

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SEE ALSO
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