d2i_SSL_SESSION(3)                  OpenSSL                 d2i_SSL_SESSION(3)



NAME
       d2i_SSL_SESSION, i2d_SSL_SESSION - convert SSL_SESSION object from/to
       ASN1 representation

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/ssl.h>

        SSL_SESSION *d2i_SSL_SESSION(SSL_SESSION **a, const unsigned char **pp, long length);
        int i2d_SSL_SESSION(SSL_SESSION *in, unsigned char **pp);

DESCRIPTION
       d2i_SSL_SESSION() transforms the external ASN1 representation of an
       SSL/TLS session, stored as binary data at location pp with length
       length, into an SSL_SESSION object.

       i2d_SSL_SESSION() transforms the SSL_SESSION object in into the ASN1
       representation and stores it into the memory location pointed to by pp.
       The length of the resulting ASN1 representation is returned. If pp is
       the NULL pointer, only the length is calculated and returned.

NOTES
       The SSL_SESSION object is built from several malloc()ed parts, it can
       therefore not be moved, copied or stored directly. In order to store
       session data on disk or into a database, it must be transformed into a
       binary ASN1 representation.

       When using d2i_SSL_SESSION(), the SSL_SESSION object is automatically
       allocated. The reference count is 1, so that the session must be
       explicitly removed using SSL_SESSION_free(3), unless the SSL_SESSION
       object is completely taken over, when being called inside the get_ses-
       sion_cb() (see SSL_CTX_sess_set_get_cb(3)).

       SSL_SESSION objects keep internal link information about the session
       cache list, when being inserted into one SSL_CTX object's session
       cache.  One SSL_SESSION object, regardless of its reference count, must
       therefore only be used with one SSL_CTX object (and the SSL objects
       created from this SSL_CTX object).

       When using i2d_SSL_SESSION(), the memory location pointed to by pp must
       be large enough to hold the binary representation of the session. There
       is no known limit on the size of the created ASN1 representation, so
       the necessary amount of space should be obtained by first calling
       i2d_SSL_SESSION() with pp=NULL, and obtain the size needed, then allo-
       cate the memory and call i2d_SSL_SESSION() again.

RETURN VALUES
       d2i_SSL_SESSION() returns a pointer to the newly allocated SSL_SESSION
       object. In case of failure the NULL-pointer is returned and the error
       message can be retrieved from the error stack.

       i2d_SSL_SESSION() returns the size of the ASN1 representation in bytes.
       When the session is not valid, 0 is returned and no operation is per-
       formed.

SEE ALSO
       ssl(3), SSL_SESSION_free(3), SSL_CTX_sess_set_get_cb(3)



0.9.9-dev                         2005-04-23                d2i_SSL_SESSION(3)

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