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X509_NEW(3) OpenSSL X509_NEW(3)

X509_new, X509_free - X509 certificate ASN1 allocation functions

 #include <openssl/x509.h>
 X509 *X509_new(void);
 void X509_free(X509 *a);

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. If a is a NULL pointer, no action occurs.

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.

ERR_get_error(3), d2i_X509(3)

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

2016-03-12 OpenBSD 6.0