SSL_get_error

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SEE ALSO
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NAME

SSL_get_error − obtain result code for SSL I/O operation

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/ssl.h>

 int SSL_get_error(SSL *ssl, int ret);

DESCRIPTION

SSL_get_error() returns a result code (suitable for the C "switch" statement) for a preceding call to SSL_connect(), SSL_accept(), SSL_read(), or SSL_write() on ssl. The value returned by that SSL I/O function must be passed to SSL_get_error() in parameter ret.

In addition to ssl and ret, SSL_get_error() inspects the current thread’s OpenSSL error queue. Thus, SSL_get_error() must be used in the same thread that performed the SSL I/O operation, and no other OpenSSL function calls should appear in between. The current thread’s error queue must be empty before the SSL I/O operation is attempted, or SSL_get_error() will not work reliably.

RETURN VALUES

The following return values can currently occur:

SSL_ERROR_NONE

The SSL I/O operation completed. This result code is returned if and only if ret > 0.

SSL_ERROR_ZERO_RETURN

The SSL connection has been closed. If the protocol version is SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0, this result code is returned only if a closure alerts has occurred in the protocol, i.e. if the connection has been closed cleanly.

SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ , SSL_ERROR_WANT_WRITE

The operation did not complete; the same SSL I/O function should be called again later. There will be protocol progress if, by then, the underlying BIO has data available for reading (if the result code is SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ ) or allows writing data ( SSL_ERROR_WANT_WRITE ). For socket BIO s (e.g. when SSL_set_fd() was used) this means that select() or poll() on the underlying socket can be used to find out when the SSL I/O function should be retried.

Caveat: Any SSL I/O function can lead to either of SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ and SSL_ERROR_WANT_WRITE , i.e. SSL_read() may want to write data and SSL_write() may want to read data.

SSL_ERROR_WANT_X509_LOOKUP

The operation did not complete because an application callback set by SSL_CTX_set_client_cert_cb() has asked to be called again. The SSL I/O function should be called again later. Details depend on the application.

SSL_ERROR_SYSCALL

Some I/O error occurred. The OpenSSL error queue may contain more information on the error. If the error queue is empty (i.e. ERR_get_error() returns 0), ret can be used to find out more about the error: If ret == 0, an EOF was observed that violates the protocol. If ret == −1, the underlying BIO reported an I/O error (for socket I/O on Unix systems, consult errno for details).

SSL_ERROR_SSL

A failure in the SSL library occurred, usually a protocol error. The OpenSSL error queue contains more information on the error.

SEE ALSO

ssl(3), err(3)

HISTORY

SSL_get_error() was added in SSLeay 0.8.