MirBSD manpage: OBJ_cleanup(3), OBJ_cmp(3), OBJ_create(3), OBJ_dup(3), OBJ_ln2nid(3), OBJ_nid2ln(3), OBJ_nid2obj(3), OBJ_obj2txt(3), OBJ_sn2nid(3), OBJ_txt2nid(3), OBJ_txt2obj(3)

OBJ_NID2OBJ(3)               OpenSSL               OBJ_NID2OBJ(3)


     OBJ_nid2obj, OBJ_nid2ln, OBJ_nid2sn, OBJ_obj2nid,
     OBJ_txt2nid, OBJ_ln2nid, OBJ_sn2nid, OBJ_cmp, OBJ_dup,
     OBJ_txt2obj, OBJ_obj2txt, OBJ_create, OBJ_cleanup - ASN1
     object utility functions


      ASN1_OBJECT * OBJ_nid2obj(int n);
      const char *  OBJ_nid2ln(int n);
      const char *  OBJ_nid2sn(int n);

      int OBJ_obj2nid(const ASN1_OBJECT *o);
      int OBJ_ln2nid(const char *ln);
      int OBJ_sn2nid(const char *sn);

      int OBJ_txt2nid(const char *s);

      ASN1_OBJECT * OBJ_txt2obj(const char *s, int no_name);
      int OBJ_obj2txt(char *buf, int buf_len, const ASN1_OBJECT *a, int no_name);

      int OBJ_cmp(const ASN1_OBJECT *a,const ASN1_OBJECT *b);
      ASN1_OBJECT * OBJ_dup(const ASN1_OBJECT *o);

      int OBJ_create(const char *oid,const char *sn,const char *ln);
      void OBJ_cleanup(void);


     The ASN1 object utility functions process ASN1_OBJECT struc-
     tures which are a representation of the ASN1 OBJECT IDENTIF-
     IER (OID) type.

     OBJ_nid2obj(), OBJ_nid2ln() and OBJ_nid2sn() convert the NID
     n to an ASN1_OBJECT structure, its long name and its short
     name respectively, or NULL is an error occurred.

     OBJ_obj2nid(), OBJ_ln2nid(), OBJ_sn2nid() return the
     corresponding NID for the object o, the long name <ln> or
     the short name <sn> respectively or NID_undef if an error

     OBJ_txt2nid() returns NID corresponding to text string <s>.
     s can be a long name, a short name or the numerical
     respresentation of an object.

     OBJ_txt2obj() converts the text string s into an ASN1_OBJECT
     structure. If no_name is 0 then long names and short names
     will be interpreted as well as numerical forms. If no_name
     is 1 only the numerical form is acceptable.

     OBJ_obj2txt() converts the ASN1_OBJECT a into a textual
     representation. The representation is written as a null ter-
     minated string to buf at most buf_len bytes are written,

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     truncating the result if necessary. The total amount of
     space required is returned. If no_name is 0 then if the
     object has a long or short name then that will be used, oth-
     erwise the numerical form will be used. If no_name is 1 then
     the numerical form will always be used.

     OBJ_cmp() compares a to b. If the two are identical 0 is

     OBJ_dup() returns a copy of o.

     OBJ_create() adds a new object to the internal table. oid is
     the numerical form of the object, sn the short name and ln
     the long name. A new NID is returned for the created object.

     OBJ_cleanup() cleans up OpenSSLs internal object table: this
     should be called before an application exits if any new
     objects were added using OBJ_create().


     Objects in OpenSSL can have a short name, a long name and a
     numerical identifier (NID) associated with them. A standard
     set of objects is represented in an internal table. The
     appropriate values are defined in the header file objects.h.

     For example the OID for commonName has the following defini-

      #define SN_commonName                   "CN"
      #define LN_commonName                   "commonName"
      #define NID_commonName                  13

     New objects can be added by calling OBJ_create().

     Table objects have certain advantages over other objects:
     for example their NIDs can be used in a C language switch
     statement. They are also static constant structures which
     are shared: that is there is only a single constant struc-
     ture for each table object.

     Objects which are not in the table have the NID value

     Objects do not need to be in the internal tables to be pro-
     cessed, the functions OBJ_txt2obj() and OBJ_obj2txt() can
     process the numerical form of an OID.


     Create an object for commonName:

      ASN1_OBJECT *o;
      o = OBJ_nid2obj(NID_commonName);

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     Check if an object is commonName

      if (OBJ_obj2nid(obj) == NID_commonName)
             /* Do something */

     Create a new NID and initialize an object from it:

      int new_nid;
      ASN1_OBJECT *obj;
      new_nid = OBJ_create("", "NewOID", "New Object Identifier");

      obj = OBJ_nid2obj(new_nid);

     Create a new object directly:

      obj = OBJ_txt2obj("", 1);


     OBJ_obj2txt() is awkward and messy to use: it doesn't follow
     the convention of other OpenSSL functions where the buffer
     can be set to NULL to determine the amount of data that
     should be written. Instead buf must point to a valid buffer
     and buf_len should be set to a positive value. A buffer
     length of 80 should be more than enough to handle any OID
     encountered in practice.


     OBJ_nid2obj() returns an ASN1_OBJECT structure or NULL is an
     error occurred.

     OBJ_nid2ln() and OBJ_nid2sn() returns a valid string or NULL
     on error.

     OBJ_obj2nid(), OBJ_ln2nid(), OBJ_sn2nid() and OBJ_txt2nid()
     return a NID or NID_undef on error.





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