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);
The ASN1 object utility functions process ASN1_OBJECT structures which
are a representation of the ASN1 OBJECT IDENTIFIER (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> respec-
tively or NID_undef if an error occurred.
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
OBJ_obj2txt() converts the ASN1_OBJECT a into a textual representation.
The representation is written as a null terminated string to buf at
most buf_len bytes are written, 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, otherwise
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 returned.
OBJ_dup() returns a copy of o.
OBJ_create() adds a new object to the internal table. oid is the numer-
ical 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
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 definitions:
#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 structure for each table object.
Objects which are not in the table have the NID value NID_undef.
Objects do not need to be in the internal tables to be processed, the
functions OBJ_txt2obj() and OBJ_obj2txt() can process the numerical
form of an OID.
Create an object for commonName:
o = OBJ_nid2obj(NID_commonName);
Check if an object is commonName
if (OBJ_obj2nid(obj) == NID_commonName)
/* Do something */
Create a new NID and initialize an object from it:
new_nid = OBJ_create("188.8.131.52", "NewOID", "New Object Identifier");
obj = OBJ_nid2obj(new_nid);
Create a new object directly:
obj = OBJ_txt2obj("184.108.40.206", 1);
OBJ_obj2txt() is awkward and messy to use: it doesn't follow the con-
vention 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
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.
3rd Berkeley Distribution 0.9.7d OBJ_nid2obj(3)