CERT_FindCertByDERCert

Find a certificate in the database that matches a DER-encoded certificate.

Syntax

#include <cert.h>
CERTCertificate *CERT_FindCertByDERCert(

    CERTCertDBHandle *handle,
    SECItem          *derCert          );

Parameters

handle

in pointer to a CERTCertDBHandle representing the certificate database to look in

derCert

in pointer to an SECItem whose type must be siDERCertBuffer and whose data contains a DER-encoded certificate

Description

This function looks in the ?NSSCryptoContext? and the ?NSSTrustDomain? to find the certificate that matches the DER-encoded certificate. A match is found when the issuer and serial number of the DER-encoded certificate are found on a certificate in the certificate database.

Returns

A pointer to a CERTCertificate representing the certificate in the database that matched the derCert, or NULL if none was found. The certificate is a shallow copy, use CERT_DestroyCertificate to decrement the reference count on the certificate instance.

See Also

Occurrences of `CERT_FindCertByDERCert <http://lxr.mozilla.org/security/ident?i=CERT_FindCertByDERCert>`__ in the current NSS source code (generated by LXR).