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SSL_CIPHER_get_name(3)		    OpenSSL		SSL_CIPHER_get_name(3)

       SSL_CIPHER_get_name, SSL_CIPHER_get_bits, SSL_CIPHER_get_version,
       SSL_CIPHER_description - get SSL_CIPHER properties

	#include <openssl/ssl.h>

	const char *SSL_CIPHER_get_name(const SSL_CIPHER *cipher);
	int SSL_CIPHER_get_bits(const SSL_CIPHER *cipher, int *alg_bits);
	char *SSL_CIPHER_get_version(const SSL_CIPHER *cipher);
	char *SSL_CIPHER_description(const SSL_CIPHER *cipher, char *buf, int size);

       SSL_CIPHER_get_name() returns a pointer to the name of cipher. If the
       argument is the NULL pointer, a pointer to the constant value "NONE" is

       SSL_CIPHER_get_bits() returns the number of secret bits used for
       cipher. If alg_bits is not NULL, it contains the number of bits
       processed by the chosen algorithm. If cipher is NULL, 0 is returned.

       SSL_CIPHER_get_version() returns string which indicates the SSL/TLS
       protocol version that first defined the cipher.	This is currently
       SSLv2 or TLSv1/SSLv3.  In some cases it should possibly return
       "TLSv1.2" but does not; use SSL_CIPHER_description() instead.  If
       cipher is NULL, "(NONE)" is returned.

       SSL_CIPHER_description() returns a textual description of the cipher
       used into the buffer buf of length len provided. len must be at least
       128 bytes, otherwise a pointer to the string "Buffer too small" is
       returned. If buf is NULL, a buffer of 128 bytes is allocated using
       OPENSSL_malloc(). If the allocation fails, a pointer to the string
       "OPENSSL_malloc Error" is returned.

       The number of bits processed can be different from the secret bits. An
       export cipher like e.g. EXP-RC4-MD5 has only 40 secret bits. The
       algorithm does use the full 128 bits (which would be returned for
       alg_bits), of which however 88bits are fixed. The search space is hence
       only 40 bits.

       The string returned by SSL_CIPHER_description() in case of success
       consists of cleartext information separated by one or more blanks in
       the following sequence:

	   Textual representation of the cipher name.

       <protocol version>
	   Protocol version: SSLv2, SSLv3, TLSv1.2. The TLSv1.0 ciphers are
	   flagged with SSLv3. No new ciphers were added by TLSv1.1.

       Kx=<key exchange>
	   Key exchange method: RSA (for export ciphers as RSA(512) or
	   RSA(1024)), DH (for export ciphers as DH(512) or DH(1024)), DH/RSA,
	   DH/DSS, Fortezza.

	   Authentication method: RSA, DSS, DH, None. None is the
	   representation of anonymous ciphers.

       Enc=<symmetric encryption method>
	   Encryption method with number of secret bits: DES(40), DES(56),
	   3DES(168), RC4(40), RC4(56), RC4(64), RC4(128), RC2(40), RC2(56),
	   RC2(128), IDEA(128), Fortezza, None.

       Mac=<message authentication code>
	   Message digest: MD5, SHA1.

       <export flag>
	   If the cipher is flagged exportable with respect to old US crypto
	   regulations, the word "export" is printed.

       Some examples for the output of SSL_CIPHER_description():

	EDH-RSA-DES-CBC3-SHA	SSLv3 Kx=DH	  Au=RSA  Enc=3DES(168) Mac=SHA1
	EDH-DSS-DES-CBC3-SHA	SSLv3 Kx=DH	  Au=DSS  Enc=3DES(168) Mac=SHA1
	RC4-MD5			SSLv3 Kx=RSA	  Au=RSA  Enc=RC4(128)	Mac=MD5
	EXP-RC4-MD5		SSLv3 Kx=RSA(512) Au=RSA  Enc=RC4(40)	Mac=MD5	 export

       A comp[lete list can be retrieved by invoking the following command:

	openssl ciphers -v ALL

       If SSL_CIPHER_description() is called with cipher being NULL, the
       library crashes.

       If SSL_CIPHER_description() cannot handle a built-in cipher, the
       according description of the cipher property is unknown. This case
       should not occur.

       The standard terminology for ephemeral Diffie-Hellman schemes is DHE
       (finite field) or ECDHE (elliptic curve).  This version of OpenSSL
       idiosyncratically reports these schemes as EDH and EECDH, even though
       it also accepts the standard terminology.

       It is recommended to use the standard terminology (DHE and ECDHE)
       during configuration (e.g. via SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list) for clarity of
       configuration.  OpenSSL versions after 1.0.2 will report the standard
       terms via SSL_CIPHER_get_name and SSL_CIPHER_description.


       ssl(3), SSL_get_current_cipher(3), SSL_get_ciphers(3), ciphers(1),

1.0.2k				  2017-01-26		SSL_CIPHER_get_name(3)