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X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3)       OpenSSL      X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3)



NAME
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt, X509_NAME_add_entry_by_OBJ,
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_NID, X509_NAME_add_entry, X509_NAME_delete_entry
       - X509_NAME modification functions

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
       int X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(X509_NAME *name, char *field, int type,
       unsigned char *bytes, int len, int loc, int set); int
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_OBJ(X509_NAME *name, ASN1_OBJECT *obj, int type,
       unsigned char *bytes, int len, int loc, int set); int
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_NID(X509_NAME *name, int nid, int type, unsigned
       char *bytes, int len, int loc, int set); int
       X509_NAME_add_entry(X509_NAME *name,X509_NAME_ENTRY *ne, int loc, int
       set); X509_NAME_ENTRY *X509_NAME_delete_entry(X509_NAME *name, int
       loc);

DESCRIPTION
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(), X509_NAME_add_entry_by_OBJ() and
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_NID() add a field whose name is defined by a
       string field, an object obj or a NID nid respectively.  The field value
       to be added is in bytes of length len. If len is -1 then the field
       length is calculated internally using strlen(bytes).

       The type of field is determined by type which can either be a defini-
       tion of the type of bytes (such as MBSTRING_ASC) or a standard ASN1
       type (such as V_ASN1_IA5STRING). The new entry is added to a position
       determined by loc and set.

       X509_NAME_add_entry() adds a copy of X509_NAME_ENTRY structure ne to
       name. The new entry is added to a position determined by loc and set.
       Since a copy of ne is added ne must be freed up after the call.

       X509_NAME_delete_entry() deletes an entry from name at position loc.
       The deleted entry is returned and must be freed up.

NOTES
       The use of string types such as MBSTRING_ASC or MBSTRING_UTF8 is
       strongly recommened for the type parameter. This allows the internal
       code to correctly determine the type of the field and to apply length
       checks according to the relevant standards. This is done using
       ASN1_STRING_set_by_NID().

       If instead an ASN1 type is used no checks are performed and the sup-
       plied data in bytes is used directly.

       In X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt() the field string represents the field
       name using OBJ_txt2obj(field, 0).

       The loc and set parameters determine where a new entry should be added.
       For almost all applications loc can be set to -1 and set to 0. This
       adds a new entry to the end of name as a single valued RelativeDistin-
       guishedName (RDN).

       loc actually determines the index where the new entry is inserted: if
       it is -1 it is appended.

       set determines how the new type is added. If it is zero a new RDN is
       created.

       If set is -1 or 1 it is added to the previous or next RDN structure
       respectively. This will then be a multivalued RDN: since multivalues
       RDNs are very seldom used set is almost always set to zero.

EXAMPLES
       Create an X509_NAME structure:

       "C=UK, O=Disorganized Organization, CN=Joe Bloggs"

        X509_NAME *nm;
        nm = X509_NAME_new();
        if (nm == NULL)
               /* Some error */
        if (!X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(nm, MBSTRING_ASC,
                               "C", "UK", -1, -1, 0))
               /* Error */
        if (!X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(nm, MBSTRING_ASC,
                               "O", "Disorganized Organization", -1, -1, 0))
               /* Error */
        if (!X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(nm, MBSTRING_ASC,
                               "CN", "Joe Bloggs", -1, -1, 0))
               /* Error */


RETURN VALUES
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(), X509_NAME_add_entry_by_OBJ(),
       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_NID() and X509_NAME_add_entry() return 1 for
       success of 0 if an error occurred.

       X509_NAME_delete_entry() returns either the deleted X509_NAME_ENTRY
       structure of NULL if an error occurred.

BUGS
       type can still be set to V_ASN1_APP_CHOOSE to use a different algorithm
       to determine field types. Since this form does not understand multi-
       character types, performs no length checks and can result in invalid
       field types its use is strongly discouraged.

SEE ALSO
       ERR_get_error(3), d2i_X509_NAME(3)

HISTORY
3rd Berkeley Distribution           0.9.7d       X509_NAME_add_entry_by_txt(3)