NAME gnutls_x509_crt_get_basic_constraints - API function

SYNOPSIS #include <gnutls/x509.h>

int gnutls_x509_crt_get_basic_constraints(gnutls_x509_crt_t cert, unsigned int * critical, int * ca, int * pathlen);

ARGUMENTS gnutls_x509_crt_t cert should contain a gnutls_x509_crt_t structure

unsigned int * critical will be non zero if the extension is marked as critical

int * ca pointer to output integer indicating CA status, may be NULL, value is 1 if the certificate CA flag is set, 0 oth- erwise.

int * pathlen pointer to output integer indicating path length (may be NULL), non-negative values indicate a present pathLenCon- straint field and the actual value, -1 indicate that the field is absent.

DESCRIPTION This function will read the certificate s basic constraints, and return the certificates CA status. It reads the basicConstraints X.509 exten- sion (

RETURN VALUE If the certificate is a CA a positive value will be returned, or zero if the certificate does not have CA flag set. A negative value may be returned in case of errors. If the certificate does not contain the basicConstraints extension GNUTLS_E_REQUESTED_DATA_NOT_AVAILABLE will be returned.

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SEE ALSO The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gnutls programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnutls

should give you access to the complete manual.

gnutls 2.1gnutls_x509_crt_get_basic_constraints(3)