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       OCSP_request_add1_nonce,	OCSP_basic_add1_nonce, OCSP_check_nonce,
       OCSP_copy_nonce - OCSP nonce functions

	#include <openssl/ocsp.h>

	int OCSP_request_add1_nonce(OCSP_REQUEST *req, unsigned	char *val, int len);
	int OCSP_basic_add1_nonce(OCSP_BASICRESP *resp,	unsigned char *val, int	len);
	int OCSP_copy_nonce(OCSP_BASICRESP *resp, OCSP_REQUEST *req);
	int OCSP_check_nonce(OCSP_REQUEST *req,	OCSP_BASICRESP *resp);

       OCSP_request_add1_nonce() adds a	nonce of value val and length len to
       OCSP request req. If val	is NULL	a random nonce is used.	If len is zero
       or negative a default length will be used (currently 16 bytes).

       OCSP_basic_add1_nonce() is identical to OCSP_request_add1_nonce()
       except it adds a	nonce to OCSP basic response resp.

       OCSP_check_nonce() compares the nonce value in req and resp.

       OCSP_copy_nonce() copies	any nonce value	present	in req to resp.

       OCSP_request_add1_nonce() and OCSP_basic_add1_nonce() return 1 for
       success and 0 for failure.

       OCSP_copy_nonce() returns 1 if a	nonce was successfully copied, 2 if no
       nonce was present in req	and 0 if an error occurred.

       OCSP_check_nonce() returns the result of	the nonce comparison between
       req and resp. The return	value indicates	the result of the comparison.
       If nonces are present and equal 1 is returned. If the nonces are	absent
       2 is returned. If a nonce is present in the response only 3 is
       returned. If nonces are present and unequal 0 is	returned. If the nonce
       is present in the request only then -1 is returned.

       For most	purposes the nonce value in a request is set to	a random value
       so the val parameter in OCSP_request_add1_nonce() is usually NULL.

       An OCSP nonce is	typically added	to an OCSP request to thwart replay
       attacks by checking the same nonce value	appears	in the response.

       Some responders may include a nonce in all responses even if one	is not

       Some responders cache OCSP responses and	do not sign each response for
       performance reasons. As a result	they do	not support nonces.

       The return values of OCSP_check_nonce() can be checked to cover each
       case.  A	positive return	value effectively indicates success: nonces
       are both	present	and match, both	absent or present in the response
       only. A nonzero return additionally covers the case where the nonce is
       present in the request only: this will happen if	the responder doesn't
       support nonces. A zero return value indicates present and mismatched
       nonces: this should be treated as an error condition.

       crypto(7), OCSP_cert_to_id(3), OCSP_REQUEST_new(3),
       OCSP_resp_find_status(3), OCSP_response_status(3), OCSP_sendreq_new(3)

       Copyright 2015-2020 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

1.1.1h				  2020-09-22	    OCSP_REQUEST_ADD1_NONCE(3)


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