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CMS_VERIFY(3)			    OpenSSL			 CMS_VERIFY(3)

NAME
       CMS_verify, CMS_get0_signers - verify a CMS SignedData structure

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/cms.h>

	int CMS_verify(CMS_ContentInfo *cms, STACK_OF(X509) *certs, X509_STORE *store,
		       BIO *indata, BIO	*out, unsigned int flags);

	STACK_OF(X509) *CMS_get0_signers(CMS_ContentInfo *cms);

DESCRIPTION
       CMS_verify() verifies a CMS SignedData structure. cms is	the
       CMS_ContentInfo structure to verify. certs is a set of certificates in
       which to	search for the signing certificate(s). store is	a trusted
       certificate store used for chain	verification. indata is	the detached
       content if the content is not present in	cms. The content is written to
       out if it is not	NULL.

       flags is	an optional set	of flags, which	can be used to modify the
       verify operation.

       CMS_get0_signers() retrieves the	signing	certificate(s) from cms, it
       must be called after a successful CMS_verify() operation.

VERIFY PROCESS
       Normally	the verify process proceeds as follows.

       Initially some sanity checks are	performed on cms. The type of cms must
       be SignedData. There must be at least one signature on the data and if
       the content is detached indata cannot be	NULL.

       An attempt is made to locate all	the signing certificate(s), first
       looking in the certs parameter (if it is	not NULL) and then looking in
       any certificates	contained in the cms structure itself. If any signing
       certificate cannot be located the operation fails.

       Each signing certificate	is chain verified using	the smimesign purpose
       and the supplied	trusted	certificate store. Any internal	certificates
       in the message are used as untrusted CAs. If CRL	checking is enabled in
       store any internal CRLs are used	in addition to attempting to look them
       up in store. If any chain verify	fails an error code is returned.

       Finally the signed content is read (and written to out is it is not
       NULL) and the signature's checked.

       If all signature's verify correctly then	the function is	successful.

       Any of the following flags (ored	together) can be passed	in the flags
       parameter to change the default verify behaviour.

       If CMS_NOINTERN is set the certificates in the message itself are not
       searched	when locating the signing certificate(s). This means that all
       the signing certificates	must be	in the certs parameter.

       If CMS_NOCRL is set and CRL checking is enabled in store	then any CRLs
       in the message itself are ignored.

       If the CMS_TEXT flag is set MIME	headers	for type text/plain are
       deleted from the	content. If the	content	is not of type text/plain then
       an error	is returned.

       If CMS_NO_SIGNER_CERT_VERIFY is set the signing certificates are	not
       verified.

       If CMS_NO_ATTR_VERIFY is	set the	signed attributes signature is not
       verified.

       If CMS_NO_CONTENT_VERIFY	is set then the	content	digest is not checked.

NOTES
       One application of CMS_NOINTERN is to only accept messages signed by a
       small number of certificates. The acceptable certificates would be
       passed in the certs parameter. In this case if the signer is not	one of
       the certificates	supplied in certs then the verify will fail because
       the signer cannot be found.

       In some cases the standard techniques for looking up and	validating
       certificates are	not appropriate: for example an	application may	wish
       to lookup certificates in a database or perform customised
       verification. This can be achieved by setting and verifying the signers
       certificates manually using the signed data utility functions.

       Care should be taken when modifying the default verify behaviour, for
       example setting CMS_NO_CONTENT_VERIFY will totally disable all content
       verification and	any modified content will be considered	valid. This
       combination is however useful if	one merely wishes to write the content
       to out and its validity is not considered important.

       Chain verification should arguably be performed using the signing time
       rather than the current time. However since the signing time is
       supplied	by the signer it cannot	be trusted without additional evidence
       (such as	a trusted timestamp).

RETURN VALUES
       CMS_verify() returns 1 for a successful verification and	zero if	an
       error occurred.

       CMS_get0_signers() returns all signers or NULL if an error occurred.

       The error can be	obtained from ERR_get_error(3)

BUGS
       The trusted certificate store is	not searched for the signing
       certificate, this is primarily due to the inadequacies of the current
       X509_STORE functionality.

       The lack	of single pass processing means	that the signed	content	must
       all be held in memory if	it is not detached.

SEE ALSO
       ERR_get_error(3), CMS_sign(3)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2008-2016 The OpenSSL Project Authors.	All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed	under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You	may not	use
       this file except	in compliance with the License.	 You can obtain	a copy
       in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at
       <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.

1.1.1a				  2018-11-20			 CMS_VERIFY(3)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | VERIFY PROCESS | NOTES | RETURN VALUES | BUGS | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

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