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SSL_get_peer_certificate(3)         OpenSSL        SSL_get_peer_certificate(3)

       SSL_get_peer_certificate, SSL_get0_peer_certificate,
       SSL_get1_peer_certificate - get the X509 certificate of the peer

       libcrypto, -lcrypto

        #include <openssl/ssl.h>

        X509 *SSL_get_peer_certificate(const SSL *ssl);
        X509 *SSL_get0_peer_certificate(const SSL *ssl);
        X509 *SSL_get1_peer_certificate(const SSL *ssl);

       These functions return a pointer to the X509 certificate the peer
       presented. If the peer did not present a certificate, NULL is returned.

       Due to the protocol definition, a TLS/SSL server will always send a
       certificate, if present. A client will only send a certificate when
       explicitly requested to do so by the server (see
       SSL_CTX_set_verify(3)). If an anonymous cipher is used, no certificates
       are sent.

       That a certificate is returned does not indicate information about the
       verification state, use SSL_get_verify_result(3) to check the
       verification state.

       The reference count of the X509 object returned by
       SSL_get1_peer_certificate() is incremented by one, so that it will not
       be destroyed when the session containing the peer certificate is freed.
       The X509 object must be explicitly freed using X509_free().

       The reference count of the X509 object returned by
       SSL_get0_peer_certificate() is not incremented, and must not be freed.

       SSL_get_peer_certificate() is an alias of SSL_get1_peer_certificate().

       The following return values can occur:

           No certificate was presented by the peer or no connection was

       Pointer to an X509 certificate
           The return value points to the certificate presented by the peer.

       ssl(7), SSL_get_verify_result(3), SSL_CTX_set_verify(3)

       SSL_get0_peer_certificate() and SSL_get1_peer_certificate() were added
       in 3.0.0.  SSL_get_peer_certificate() was deprecated in 3.0.0.

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3.0.12                            2023-05-07       SSL_get_peer_certificate(3)