Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Contact Us
Online Help
Domain Status
Man Pages

Virtual Servers

Topology Map

Server Agreement
Year 2038

USA Flag



Man Pages

Manual Reference Pages  -  SSL_GET_SHARED_SIGALGS (3)

.ds Aq ’


SSL_get_shared_sigalgs, SSL_get_sigalgs - get supported signature algorithms



 #include <openssl/ssl.h>

 int SSL_get_shared_sigalgs(SSL *s, int idx,
                            int *psign, int *phash, int *psignhash,
                            unsigned char *rsig, unsigned char *rhash);

 int SSL_get_sigalgs(SSL *s, int idx,
                     int *psign, int *phash, int *psignhash,
                     unsigned char *rsig, unsigned char *rhash);


SSL_get_shared_sigalgs() returns information about the shared signature algorithms supported by peer s. The parameter idx indicates the index of the shared signature algorithm to return starting from zero. The signature algorithm NID is written to *psign, the hash NID to *phash and the sign and hash NID to *psignhash. The raw signature and hash values are written to *rsig and *rhash.

SSL_get_sigalgs() is similar to SSL_get_shared_sigalgs() except it returns information about all signature algorithms supported by s in the order they were sent by the peer.


SSL_get_shared_sigalgs() and SSL_get_sigalgs() return the number of signature algorithms or 0 if the idx parameter is out of range.


These functions are typically called for debugging purposes (to report the peer’s preferences) or where an application wants finer control over certificate selection. Most applications will rely on internal handling and will not need to call them.

If an application is only interested in the highest preference shared signature algorithm it can just set idx to zero.

Any or all of the parameters psign, phash, psignhash, rsig or rhash can be set to NULL if the value is not required. By setting them all to NULL and setting idx to zero the total number of signature algorithms can be determined: which can be zero.

These functions must be called after the peer has sent a list of supported signature algorithms: after a client hello (for servers) or a certificate request (for clients). They can (for example) be called in the certificate callback.

Only TLS 1.2 and DTLS 1.2 currently support signature algorithms. If these functions are called on an earlier version of TLS or DTLS zero is returned.

The shared signature algorithms returned by SSL_get_shared_sigalgs() are ordered according to configuration and peer preferences.

The raw values correspond to the on the wire form as defined by RFC5246 et al. The NIDs are OpenSSL equivalents. For example if the peer sent sha256(4) and rsa(1) then *rhash would be 4, *rsign 1, *phash NID_sha256, *psig NID_rsaEncryption and *psighash NID_sha256WithRSAEncryption.

If a signature algorithm is not recognised the corresponsing NIDs will be set to NID_undef. This may be because the value is not supported or is not an appropriate combination (for example MD5 and DSA).


SSL_CTX_set_cert_cb(3), ssl(3)
Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 3 |  Main Index

1.1.0-pre3 SSL_GET_SHARED_SIGALGS (3) 2016-02-15

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.