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QSslCertificateExtension Class

The QSslCertificateExtension class provides an API for accessing the extensions of an X509 certificate. More...

Header: #include <QSslCertificateExtension>
CMake: find_package(Qt6 REQUIRED COMPONENTS Network)
target_link_libraries(mytarget PRIVATE Qt6::Network)
qmake: QT += network
Since: Qt 5.0

Note: All functions in this class are reentrant.

Public Functions

QSslCertificateExtension(const QSslCertificateExtension &other)
QSslCertificateExtension & operator=(const QSslCertificateExtension &other)
bool isCritical() const
bool isSupported() const
QString name() const
QString oid() const
void swap(QSslCertificateExtension &other)
QVariant value() const

Detailed Description

QSslCertificateExtension provides access to an extension stored in an X509 certificate. The information available depends on the type of extension being accessed.

All X509 certificate extensions have the following properties:

Property Description
name The human readable name of the extension, eg. 'basicConstraints'.
criticality This is a boolean value indicating if the extension is critical to correctly interpreting the certificate.
oid The ASN.1 object identifier that specifies which extension this is.
supported If this is true the structure of the extension's value will not change between Qt versions.
value A QVariant with a structure dependent on the type of extension.

Whilst this class provides access to any type of extension, only some are guaranteed to be returned in a format that will remain unchanged between releases. The isSupported() method returns true for extensions where this is the case.

The extensions currently supported, and the structure of the value returned are as follows:

Name OID Details
basicConstraints Returned as a QVariantMap. The key 'ca' contains a boolean value, the optional key 'pathLenConstraint' contains an integer.
authorityInfoAccess Returned as a QVariantMap. There is a key for each access method, with the value being a URI.
subjectKeyIdentifier Returned as a QVariant containing a QString. The string is the key identifier.
authorityKeyIdentifier Returned as a QVariantMap. The optional key 'keyid' contains the key identifier as a hex string stored in a QByteArray. The optional key 'serial' contains the authority key serial number as a qlonglong. Currently there is no support for the general names field of this extension.

In addition to the supported extensions above, many other common extensions will be returned in a reasonably structured way. Extensions that the SSL backend has no support for at all will be returned as a QByteArray.

Further information about the types of extensions certificates can contain can be found in RFC 5280.

See also QSslCertificate::extensions().

Member Function Documentation

QSslCertificateExtension::QSslCertificateExtension(const QSslCertificateExtension &other)

Constructs a copy of other.


Constructs a QSslCertificateExtension.

QSslCertificateExtension &QSslCertificateExtension::operator=(const QSslCertificateExtension &other)

Assigns other to this extension and returns a reference to this extension.


Destroys the extension.

bool QSslCertificateExtension::isCritical() const

Returns the criticality of the extension.

bool QSslCertificateExtension::isSupported() const

Returns the true if this extension is supported. In this case, supported simply means that the structure of the QVariant returned by the value() accessor will remain unchanged between versions. Unsupported extensions can be freely used, however there is no guarantee that the returned data will have the same structure between versions.

QString QSslCertificateExtension::name() const

Returns the name of the extension. If no name is known for the extension then the OID will be returned.

QString QSslCertificateExtension::oid() const

Returns the ASN.1 OID of this extension.

void QSslCertificateExtension::swap(QSslCertificateExtension &other)

Swaps this certificate extension instance with other. This function is very fast and never fails.

QVariant QSslCertificateExtension::value() const

Returns the value of the extension. The structure of the value returned depends on the extension type.

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