SSL and related APIs allow compliant applications to configure sockets for authenticated, tamper-proof, and encrypted communications. This chapter introduces some of the basic SSL functions. Chapter 2, "Getting Started With SSL" illustrates their use in sample client and server applications.
This chapter describes how to set up your environment, including certificate and key databases, to run the NSS sample code. The sample code and makefiles are available via LXR in the SSLSamples directory.
This chapter describes some of the most important types and structures used with the functions described in the rest of this document, and how to manage the memory used for them. Additional types are described with the functions that use them or in the header files.
This chapter describes the core PKCS #11 functions that an application needs for communicating with cryptographic modules. In particular, these functions are used for obtaining certificates, keys, and passwords.
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