#include <openssl/ssl.h> int SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list(SSL_CTX *ctx, const char *str); int SSL_set_cipher_list(SSL *ssl, const char *str); int SSL_CTX_set_ciphersuites(SSL_CTX *ctx, const char *str); int SSL_set_ciphersuites(SSL *s, const char *str);
SSL_set_cipher_list() sets the list of ciphers (TLSv1.2 and below) only for ssl.
SSL_CTX_set_ciphersuites() is used to configure the available TLSv1.3 ciphersuites for ctx. This is a simple colon (":") separated list of TLSv1.3 ciphersuite names in order of preference. Valid TLSv1.3 ciphersuite names are:
An empty list is permissible. The default value for the this setting is:
SSL_set_ciphersuites() is the same as SSL_CTX_set_ciphersuites() except it configures the ciphersuites for ssl.
It should be noted, that inclusion of a cipher to be used into the list is a necessary condition. On the client side, the inclusion into the list is also sufficient unless the security level excludes it. On the server side, additional restrictions apply. All ciphers have additional requirements. ADH ciphers don't need a certificate, but DH-parameters must have been set. All other ciphers need a corresponding certificate and key.
A RSA cipher can only be chosen, when a RSA certificate is available. RSA ciphers using DHE need a certificate and key and additional DH-parameters (see SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3)).
A DSA cipher can only be chosen, when a DSA certificate is available. DSA ciphers always use DH key exchange and therefore need DH-parameters (see SSL_CTX_set_tmp_dh_callback(3)).
When these conditions are not met for any cipher in the list (e.g. a client only supports export RSA ciphers with an asymmetric key length of 512 bits and the server is not configured to use temporary RSA keys), the "no shared cipher" (SSL_R_NO_SHARED_CIPHER) error is generated and the handshake will fail.
SSL_CTX_set_ciphersuites() and SSL_set_ciphersuites() return 1 if the requested ciphersuite list was configured, and 0 otherwise.
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