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=head1 NAME
SSL_get1_peer_certificate - get the X509 certificate of the peer
#include <openssl/ssl.h>
X509 *SSL_get_peer_certificate(const SSL *ssl);
X509 *SSL_get0_peer_certificate(const SSL *ssl);
X509 *SSL_get1_peer_certificate(const SSL *ssl);
These functions return a pointer to the X509 certificate the
peer presented. If the peer did not present a certificate, NULL is returned.
=head1 NOTES
Due to the protocol definition, a TLS/SSL server will always send a
certificate, if present. A client will only send a certificate when
explicitly requested to do so by the server (see
L<SSL_CTX_set_verify(3)>). If an anonymous cipher
is used, no certificates are sent.
That a certificate is returned does not indicate information about the
verification state, use L<SSL_get_verify_result(3)>
to check the verification state.
The reference count of the X509 object returned by SSL_get1_peer_certificate()
is incremented by one, so that it will not be destroyed when the session
containing the peer certificate is freed. The X509 object must be explicitly
freed using X509_free().
The reference count of the X509 object returned by SSL_get0_peer_certificate()
is not incremented, and must not be freed.
SSL_get_peer_certificate() is an alias of SSL_get1_peer_certificate().
The following return values can occur:
=over 4
=item NULL
No certificate was presented by the peer or no connection was established.
=item Pointer to an X509 certificate
The return value points to the certificate presented by the peer.
=head1 SEE ALSO
L<ssl(7)>, L<SSL_get_verify_result(3)>,
=head1 HISTORY
SSL_get0_peer_certificate() and SSL_get1_peer_certificate() were added in 3.0.0.
SSL_get_peer_certificate() was deprecated in 3.0.0.
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