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  • openssl/lib/openssl/ssl.rb
  • openssl/ossl.c

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Use SSLContext to set up the parameters for a TLS (former SSL) connection. Both client and server TLS connections are supported, SSLSocket and SSLServer may be used in conjunction with an instance of SSLContext to set up connections.

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Public Class Methods

verify_certificate_identity(cert, hostname) click to toggle source
               # File openssl/lib/openssl/ssl.rb, line 136
def verify_certificate_identity(cert, hostname)
  should_verify_common_name = true
    next if ext.oid != "subjectAltName"
    ostr = OpenSSL::ASN1.decode(ext.to_der).value.last
    sequence = OpenSSL::ASN1.decode(ostr.value)
      case san.tag
      when 2 # dNSName in GeneralName (RFC5280)
        should_verify_common_name = false
        return true if verify_hostname(hostname, san.value)
      when 7 # iPAddress in GeneralName (RFC5280)
        should_verify_common_name = false
        # follows GENERAL_NAME_print() in x509v3/v3_alt.c
        if san.value.size == 4
          return true if san.value.unpack('C*').join('.') == hostname
        elsif san.value.size == 16
          return true if san.value.unpack('n*').map { |e| sprintf("%X", e) }.join(':') == hostname
  if should_verify_common_name
    cert.subject.to_a.each{|oid, value|
      if oid == "CN"
        return true if verify_hostname(hostname, value)
  return false

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