Chris Andrews
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NAME

Crypt::OpenSSL::VerifyX509 - simple certificate verification

SYNOPSIS

  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);

DESCRIPTION

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.

METHODS

new($ca_path)

Constructor. Returns a VerifyX509 instance, set up with the given CA.

Arguments:

 * $ca_path - path to a file containing the CA certificate

verify($cert)

Verify the certificate is signed by the CA. Returns true if so, and croaks with the verification error if not.

Arguments:

 * $cert - a Crypt::OpenSSL::X509 object for the certificate to verify.

AUTHOR

Chris Andrews <chrisandrews@venda.com>

COPYRIGHT

The following copyright notice applies to all the files provided in this distribution, including binary files, unless explicitly noted otherwise.

Copyright 2010 Venda Ltd.

LICENCE

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.