how to set flags in X509_NAME_ENTRY in OpenSSL 1.1.1
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Wed Jun 19 01:11:39 UTC 2019
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 09:51:31PM +0000, Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL wrote:
> > We should perhaps provide getter/setter functions for the flags, or
> > perhaps even a specific function for indicating the value is a bitstring,
> > and how many bits it holds. For now the ASN.1 string is not an opaque
> > structure.
> Considering how OpenSSL design evolved, I suspect that the time may come
> when this string would become opaque. Therefore, I suggest that
> getter/setter functions should be added.
Any thoughts about the interface? Some flag bits look internal,
and not necessarily ideal for applications to modify directly, so
while these might do:
long ASN1_STRING_get_flags(ASN1_STRING *);
void ASN1_STRING_set_flags(ASN1_STRING *, long);
Perhaps all that's needed is:
int ASN1_BIT_STRING_set_unused(ASN1_STRING *, int);
which sets the unused bit count, checking that the ASN1_STRING type
is V_ASN1_BIT_STRING and the count is in the range [0,7].
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