CMS_sign_add1_signer(3) OpenSSL CMS_sign_add1_signer(3)NAME
CMS_sign_add1_signer, CMS_SignerInfo_sign - add a signer to a CMS_ContentInfo signed data structure.
CMS_SignerInfo *CMS_sign_add1_signer(CMS_ContentInfo *cms, X509 *signcert, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md, unsigned int flags);
int CMS_SignerInfo_sign(CMS_SignerInfo *si);
DESCRIPTIONCMS_sign_add1_signer() adds a signer with certificate signcert and pri‐
vate key pkey using message digest md to CMS_ContentInfo SignedData
The CMS_ContentInfo structure should be obtained from an initial call
to CMS_sign() with the flag CMS_PARTIAL set or in the case or re-sign‐
ing a valid CMS_ContentInfo SignedData structure.
If the md parameter is NULL then the default digest for the public key
algorithm will be used.
Unless the CMS_REUSE_DIGEST flag is set the returned CMS_ContentInfo
structure is not complete and must be finalized either by streaming (if
applicable) or a call to CMS_final().
The CMS_SignerInfo_sign() function will explicitly sign a CMS_Signer‐
Info structure, its main use is when CMS_REUSE_DIGEST and CMS_PARTIAL
flags are both set.
The main purpose of CMS_sign_add1_signer() is to provide finer control
over a CMS signed data structure where the simpler CMS_sign() function
defaults are not appropriate. For example if multiple signers or non
default digest algorithms are needed. New attributes can also be added
using the returned CMS_SignerInfo structure and the CMS attribute util‐
ity functions or the CMS signed receipt request functions.
Any of the following flags (ored together) can be passed in the flags
If CMS_REUSE_DIGEST is set then an attempt is made to copy the content
digest value from the CMS_ContentInfo structure: to add a signer to an
existing structure. An error occurs if a matching digest value cannot
be found to copy. The returned CMS_ContentInfo structure will be valid
and finalized when this flag is set.
If CMS_PARTIAL is set in addition to CMS_REUSE_DIGEST then the
CMS_SignerInfo structure will not be finalized so additional attributes
can be added. In this case an explicit call to CMS_SignerInfo_sign() is
needed to finalize it.
If CMS_NOCERTS is set the signer's certificate will not be included in
the CMS_ContentInfo structure, the signer's certificate must still be
supplied in the signcert parameter though. This can reduce the size of
the signature if the signers certificate can be obtained by other
means: for example a previously signed message.
The SignedData structure includes several CMS signedAttributes includ‐
ing the signing time, the CMS content type and the supported list of
ciphers in an SMIMECapabilities attribute. If CMS_NOATTR is set then no
signedAttributes will be used. If CMS_NOSMIMECAP is set then just the
SMIMECapabilities are omitted.
OpenSSL will by default identify signing certificates using issuer name
and serial number. If CMS_USE_KEYID is set it will use the subject key
identifier value instead. An error occurs if the signing certificate
does not have a subject key identifier extension.
If present the SMIMECapabilities attribute indicates support for the
following algorithms in preference order: 256 bit AES, Gost R3411-94,
Gost 28147-89, 192 bit AES, 128 bit AES, triple DES, 128 bit RC2, 64
bit RC2, DES and 40 bit RC2. If any of these algorithms is not avail‐
able then it will not be included: for example the GOST algorithms will
not be included if the GOST ENGINE is not loaded.
CMS_sign_add1_signer() returns an internal pointer to the CMS_Signer‐
Info structure just added, this can be used to set additional
attributes before it is finalized.
RETURN VALUESCMS_sign1_add_signers() returns an internal pointer to the CMS_Signer‐
Info structure just added or NULL if an error occurs.
SEE ALSOERR_get_error(3), CMS_sign(3), CMS_final(3),
HISTORYCMS_sign_add1_signer() was added to OpenSSL 0.9.8
1.0.0h 2009-03-08 CMS_sign_add1_signer(3)