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X509_CMP(3)			    OpenSSL			   X509_CMP(3)

NAME
       X509_cmp, X509_NAME_cmp,	X509_issuer_and_serial_cmp,
       X509_issuer_name_cmp, X509_subject_name_cmp, X509_CRL_cmp,
       X509_CRL_match -	compare	X509 certificates and related values

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/x509.h>

	int X509_cmp(const X509	*a, const X509 *b);
	int X509_NAME_cmp(const	X509_NAME *a, const X509_NAME *b);
	int X509_issuer_and_serial_cmp(const X509 *a, const X509 *b);
	int X509_issuer_name_cmp(const X509 *a,	const X509 *b);
	int X509_subject_name_cmp(const	X509 *a, const X509 *b);
	int X509_CRL_cmp(const X509_CRL	*a, const X509_CRL *b);
	int X509_CRL_match(const X509_CRL *a, const X509_CRL *b);

DESCRIPTION
       This set	of functions are used to compare X509 objects, including X509
       certificates, X509 CRL objects and various values in an X509
       certificate.

       The X509_cmp() function compares	two X509 objects indicated by
       parameters a and	b. The comparison is based on the memcmp result	of the
       hash values of two X509 objects and the canonical (DER) encoding
       values.

       The X509_NAME_cmp() function compares two X509_NAME objects indicated
       by parameters a and b. The comparison is	based on the memcmp result of
       the canonical (DER) encoding values of the two objects.
       i2d_X509_NAME(3)	has a more detailed description	of the DER encoding of
       the X509_NAME structure.

       The X509_issuer_and_serial_cmp()	function compares the serial number
       and issuer values in the	given X509 objects a and b.

       The X509_issuer_name_cmp(), X509_subject_name_cmp() and X509_CRL_cmp()
       functions are effectively wrappers of the X509_NAME_cmp() function.
       These functions compare issuer names and	subject	names of the  objects,
       or issuers of X509_CRL objects, respectively.

       The X509_CRL_match() function compares two X509_CRL objects. Unlike the
       X509_CRL_cmp() function,	this function compares the whole CRL content
       instead of just the issuer name.

RETURN VALUES
       Like common memory comparison functions,	the X509 comparison functions
       return an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if object a
       is found	to be less than, to match, or be greater than object b,
       respectively.

       X509_NAME_cmp(),	X509_issuer_and_serial_cmp(), X509_issuer_name_cmp(),
       X509_subject_name_cmp() and X509_CRL_cmp() may return -2	to indicate an
       error.

NOTES
       These functions in fact utilize the underlying memcmp of	the C library
       to do the comparison job. Data to be compared varies from DER encoding
       data, hash value	or ASN1_STRING.	The sign of the	comparison can be used
       to order	the objects but	it does	not have a special meaning in some
       cases.

       X509_NAME_cmp() and wrappers utilize the	value -2 to indicate errors in
       some circumstances, which could cause confusion for the applications.

SEE ALSO
       i2d_X509_NAME(3), i2d_X509(3)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2019 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed	under the Apache License 2.0 (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>.

1.1.1k				  2021-03-25			   X509_CMP(3)

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