SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(3)          OpenSSL         SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(3)



NAME
       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list, SSL_set_cipher_list - choose list of available
       SSL_CIPHERs

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/ssl.h>

        int SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(SSL_CTX *ctx, const char *str);
        int SSL_set_cipher_list(SSL *ssl, const char *str);

DESCRIPTION
       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list() sets the list of available ciphers for ctx
       using the control string str. The format of the string is described in
       openssl_ciphers(1). The list of ciphers is inherited by all ssl objects
       created from ctx.

       SSL_set_cipher_list() sets the list of ciphers only for ssl.

NOTES
       The control string str should be universally usable and not depend on
       details of the library configuration (ciphers compiled in). Thus no
       syntax checking takes place. Items that are not recognized, because the
       corresponding ciphers are not compiled in or because they are mistyped,
       are simply ignored. Failure is only flagged if no ciphers could be col-
       lected at all.

       It should be noted, that inclusion of a cipher to be used into the list
       is a necessary condition. On the client side, the inclusion into the
       list is also sufficient. On the server side, additional restrictions
       apply. All ciphers have additional requirements. ADH ciphers don't need
       a certificate, but DH-parameters must have been set. All other ciphers
       need a corresponding certificate and key.

       A RSA cipher can only be chosen, when a RSA certificate is available.
       RSA export ciphers with a keylength of 512 bits for the RSA key require
       a temporary 512 bit RSA key, as typically the supplied key has a length
       of 1024 bit (see SSL_CTX_set_tmp_rsa_callback(3)).  RSA ciphers using
       EDH need a certificate and key and additional DH-parameters (see
       SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3)).

       A DSA cipher can only be chosen, when a DSA certificate is available.
       DSA ciphers always use DH key exchange and therefore need DH-parameters
       (see SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3)).

       When these conditions are not met for any cipher in the list (e.g. a
       client only supports export RSA ciphers with a asymmetric key length of
       512 bits and the server is not configured to use temporary RSA keys),
       the "no shared cipher" (SSL_R_NO_SHARED_CIPHER) error is generated and
       the handshake will fail.

RETURN VALUES
       SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list() and SSL_set_cipher_list() return 1 if any
       cipher could be selected and 0 on complete failure.

SEE ALSO
       ssl(3), SSL_get_ciphers(3), SSL_CTX_use_certificate(3),
       SSL_CTX_set_tmp_rsa_callback(3), SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3),
       openssl_ciphers(1)



0.9.9-dev                         2002-06-09        SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(3)

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