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gnutls_priority_init

Section: gnutls (3) Updated: 2.8.6
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NAME

gnutls_priority_init - Sets priorities for the cipher suites supported by gnutls.  

SYNOPSIS

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_priority_init(gnutls_priority_t * priority_cache, const char * priorities, const char ** err_pos);  

ARGUMENTS

gnutls_priority_t * priority_cache
is a gnutls_prioritity_t structure.
const char * priorities
is a string describing priorities
const char ** err_pos
In case of an error this will have the position in the string the error occured
 

DESCRIPTION

Sets priorities for the ciphers, key exchange methods, macs and compression methods. This is to avoid using the gnutls_*_priority() functions.

The priorities option allows you to specify a semi-colon separated list of the cipher priorities to enable.

Unless the first keyword is "NONE" the defaults (in preference order) are for TLS protocols TLS1.1, TLS1.0, SSL3.0; for compression NULL; for certificate types X.509, OpenPGP.

For key exchange algorithms when in NORMAL or SECURE levels the perfect forward secrecy algorithms take precendence of the other protocols. In all cases all the supported key exchange algorithms are enabled (except for the RSA-EXPORT which is only enabled in EXPORT level).

Note that although one can select very long key sizes (such as 256 bits) for symmetric algorithms, to actually increase security the public key algorithms have to use longer key sizes as well.

For all the current available algorithms and protocols use "gnutls-cli -l" to get a listing.  

COMMON KEYWORDS

Some keywords are defined to provide quick access to common preferences.

"PERFORMANCE" means all the "secure" ciphersuites are enabled, limited to 128 bit ciphers and sorted by terms of speed performance.

"NORMAL" means all "secure" ciphersuites. The 256-bit ciphers are included as a fallback only. The ciphers are sorted by security margin.

"SECURE128" means all "secure" ciphersuites with ciphers up to 128 bits, sorted by security margin.

"SECURE256" means all "secure" ciphersuites including the 256 bit ciphers, sorted by security margin.

"EXPORT" means all ciphersuites are enabled, including the low-security 40 bit ciphers.

"NONE" means nothing is enabled. This disables even protocols and compression methods.  

SPECIAL KEYWORDS

"!" or "-" appended with an algorithm will remove this algorithm.

"+" appended with an algorithm will add this algorithm.

"%COMPAT" will enable compatibility features for a server.

"%SSL3_RECORD_VERSION" will use SSL3.0 record version in client hello.

"%VERIFY_ALLOW_SIGN_RSA_MD5" will allow RSA-MD5 signatures in certificate chains.

"%VERIFY_ALLOW_X509_V1_CA_CRT" will allow V1 CAs in chains.  

NAMESPACE CONCERN

To avoid collisions in order to specify a compression algorithm in this string you have to prefix it with "COMP-", protocol versions with "VERS-" and certificate types with "CTYPE-". All other algorithms don't need a prefix.  

EXAMPLES

"NORMAL:!AES-128-CBC" means normal ciphers except for AES-128.

"EXPORT:!VERS-TLS1.0:+COMP-DEFLATE" means that export ciphers are enabled, TLS 1.0 is disabled, and libz compression enabled.

"NONE:+VERS-TLS1.0:+AES-128-CBC:+RSA:+SHA1:+COMP-NULL", "NORMAL", "%COMPAT".  

RETURNS

On syntax error GNUTLS_E_INVALID_REQUEST is returned, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an error code.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnutls@gnu.org>. GnuTLS home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/ General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gnutls programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info gnutls

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
ARGUMENTS
DESCRIPTION
COMMON KEYWORDS
SPECIAL KEYWORDS
NAMESPACE CONCERN
EXAMPLES
RETURNS
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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