Crypt::OpenSSL::VerifyX509 - simple certificate verification
use Crypt::OpenSSL::VerifyX509; use Crypt::OpenSSL::X509; my $ca = Crypt::OpenSSL::VerifyX509->new('t/cacert.pem'); my $cert = Crypt::OpenSSL::X509->new(...); $ca->verify($cert);
Given a CA certificate and another untrusted certificate, will show whether the CA signs the certificate. This is a useful thing to have if you're signing with X509 certificates, but outside of SSL.
A specific example is where you're working with XML signatures, and need to verify that the signing certificate is valid.
You could use Crypt::OpenSSL::CA to do this, but it is based on Inline::C, which can be troublesome in some situations. This module provides an XS alternative for the certificate verify feature.
Constructor. Returns a VerifyX509 instance, set up with the given CA.
* $ca_path - path to a file containing the CA certificate
Verify the certificate is signed by the CA. Returns true if so, and croaks with the verification error if not.
* $cert - a Crypt::OpenSSL::X509 object for the certificate to verify.
Chris Andrews <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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