gnutls_credentials_set - Sets the needed credentials for the specified authentication algorithm.


#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_credentials_set(gnutls_session_t session, gnutls_credentials_type_t type, void * cred);


gnutls_session_t session is a gnutls_session_t structure.
gnutls_credentials_type_t type is the type of the credentials
void * cred is a pointer to a structure.


Sets the needed credentials for the specified type. Eg username, password - or public and private keys etc. The (void* cred) parameter is a structure that depends on the specified type and on the current session (client or server). [ In order to minimize memory usage, and share credentials between several threads gnutls keeps a pointer to cred, and not the whole cred structure. Thus you will have to keep the structure allocated until you call gnutls_deinit(). ]

For GNUTLS_CRD_ANON cred should be gnutls_anon_client_credentials_t in case of a client. In case of a server it should be gnutls_anon_server_credentials_t.

For GNUTLS_CRD_SRP cred should be gnutls_srp_client_credentials_t in case of a client, and gnutls_srp_server_credentials_t, in case of a server.

For GNUTLS_CRD_CERTIFICATE cred should be gnutls_certificate_credentials_t.


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