X.501 Name object
An X.501 Name is an ordered sequence of relative distinguished names. A relative distinguished name is a set of key-value pairs; see X509_NAME_ENTRY_new(3) for details.
Various X.509 structures contain X.501 Name substructures. They are for example used for the issuers of certificates and certificate revocation lists and for the subjects of certificates and certificate requests.
allocates and initializes an empty X509_NAME object,
representing an ASN.1 Name structure defined in RFC
5280 section 188.8.131.52. Data can be added to such objects with the functions
X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3), and they can be inspected with
the functions described in
frees name and all the
X509_NAME_ENTRY objects contained in it. If
name is a
NULL pointer, no
X509_NAME_new() returns a new
X509_NAME object or
NULL if an
d2i_X509_NAME(3), GENERAL_NAME_new(3), NAME_CONSTRAINTS_new(3), SSL_load_client_CA_file(3), X509_get_subject_name(3), X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3), X509_NAME_cmp(3), X509_NAME_digest(3), X509_NAME_ENTRY_new(3), X509_NAME_get_index_by_NID(3), X509_NAME_hash(3), X509_NAME_print_ex(3), X509_new(3)
RFC 5280: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
ITU-T Recommendation X.501, also known as ISO/IEC 9594-2: Information Technology – Open Systems Interconnection – The Directory: Models, section 9: Names
X509_NAME_free() appeared in SSLeay 0.4 or earlier
and have been available since OpenBSD 2.4.