Updated: 2021/Apr/14


ASN1_OBJECT_new(3)                  OpenSSL                 ASN1_OBJECT_new(3)



NAME
       ASN1_OBJECT_new, ASN1_OBJECT_free - object allocation functions

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/asn1.h>

        ASN1_OBJECT *ASN1_OBJECT_new(void);
        void ASN1_OBJECT_free(ASN1_OBJECT *a);

DESCRIPTION
       The ASN1_OBJECT allocation routines, allocate and free an ASN1_OBJECT
       structure, which represents an ASN1 OBJECT IDENTIFIER.

       ASN1_OBJECT_new() allocates and initializes an ASN1_OBJECT structure.

       ASN1_OBJECT_free() frees up the ASN1_OBJECT structure a.  If a is NULL,
       nothing is done.

NOTES
       Although ASN1_OBJECT_new() allocates a new ASN1_OBJECT structure it is
       almost never used in applications. The ASN1 object utility functions
       such as OBJ_nid2obj() are used instead.

RETURN VALUES
       If the allocation fails, ASN1_OBJECT_new() returns NULL and sets an
       error code that can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).  Otherwise it
       returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure.

       ASN1_OBJECT_free() returns no value.

SEE ALSO
       ERR_get_error(3), d2i_ASN1_OBJECT(3)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2002-2016 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You may not use
       this file except in compliance with the License.  You can obtain a copy
       in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at
       <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.



1.1.1i                            2018-09-23                ASN1_OBJECT_new(3)