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CertGetCTLContextProperty function

The CertGetCTLContextProperty function retrieves an extended property of a certificate trust list (CTL) context.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI CertGetCTLContextProperty(
  _In_     PCCTL_CONTEXT pCtlContext,
  _In_     DWORD dwPropId,
  _Out_    void *pvData,
  _Inout_  DWORD *pcbData
);

Parameters

pCtlContext [in]

A pointer to the CTL_CONTEXT structure.

dwPropId [in]

Identifies the property to be retrieved. Currently defined identifiers and the data type to be returned in pvData are listed in the following table.

ValueMeaning
CERT_ACCESS_STATE_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a DWORD

Returns a DWORD value indicating whether write operations to the certificate are persisted. The DWORD value is not set if the certificate is in a memory store or in a registry-based store that is opened as read-only.

CERT_ARCHIVED_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: NULL

Indicates the certificate is skipped during enumerations. A certificate with this property set is found with explicit search operations, such as those used to find a certificate with a specific hash or a serial number. No data in pvData is associated with this property.

CERT_AUTO_ENROLL_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns a null-terminated Unicode string naming the certificate type for which the certificate has been auto enrolled.

CERT_CTL_USAGE_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns an array of bytes containing an Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) encoded CTL_USAGE structure.

CERT_DESCRIPTION_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns the property displayed by the certificate UI. This property allows the user to describe the certificate's use.

CERT_ENHKEY_USAGE_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns an array of bytes containing an ASN.1 encoded CERT_ENHKEY_USAGE structure.

CERT_FRIENDLY_NAME_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns a null-terminated Unicode character string that contains the display name for the CTL.

CERT_HASH_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns the SHA1 hash. If the hash does not exist, it is computed using CryptHashCertificate.

CERT_KEY_CONTEXT_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a CERT_KEY_CONTEXT

Returns a CERT_KEY_CONTEXT structure.

CERT_KEY_IDENTIFIER_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

If nonexistent, searches for the szOID_SUBJECT_KEY_IDENTIFIER extension. If that fails, a SHA1 hash is done on the certificate's SubjectPublicKeyInfo member to produce the identifier values.

CERT_KEY_PROV_HANDLE_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to an HCRYPTPROV

Returns the provider handle obtained from the CERT_KEY_CONTEXT_PROP_ID.

CERT_KEY_PROV_INFO_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a CRYPT_KEY_PROV_INFO structure

Returns a pointer to a CRYPT_KEY_PROV_INFO.

CERT_KEY_SPEC_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a DWORD

Returns a DWORD value specifying the private key obtained from CERT_KEY_CONTEXT_PROP_ID property if it exists. Otherwise, if CERT_KEY_PROV_INFO_PROP_ID exists, it is the source of the dwKeySpec.

CERT_MD5_HASH_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns the MD5 hash. If the hash does not exist, it is computed using CryptHashCertificate.

CERT_NEXT_UPDATE_LOCATION_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns the ASN.1 encoded CERT_ALT_NAME_INFO structure.

CERT_NEXT_UPDATE_LOCATION_PROP_ID is currently used only with CTLs.

CERT_PVK_FILE_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns a null-terminated Unicode, wide character string specifying the file name containing the private key associated with the certificate's public key.

CERT_SHA1_HASH_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns the SHA1 hash. If the hash does not exist, it is computed using CryptHashCertificate.

CERT_SIGNATURE_HASH_PROP_ID

Data type for pvData: pointer to a BYTE array

Returns the signature hash. If the hash does not exist, it is computed with CryptHashToBeSigned. The length of the hash is 20 bytes for SHA and 16 for MD5.

 

For all other property identifiers, pvData points to an array of bytes and not a CRYPT_DATA_BLOB as pointed to by the pvData parameter in CertSetCertificateContextProperty.

For more information about each property identifier, see the documentation on the dwPropId parameter in CertSetCertificateContextProperty. CERT_SHA1_HASH_PROP_ID and CERT_NEXT_UPDATE_LOCATION_PROP_ID are the predefined properties of most interest.

pvData [out]

A pointer to a buffer to receive the data as determined by dwPropId. Structures pointed to by members of a structure returned are also returned following the base structure. Therefore, the size contained in pcbData often exceed the size of the base structure.

This parameter can be NULL to set the size of the information for memory allocation purposes. For more information, see Retrieving Data of Unknown Length.

pcbData [in, out]

A pointer to a DWORD value specifying the size, in bytes, of the buffer pointed to by the pvData parameter. When the function returns, the DWORD value contains the number of bytes to be stored in the buffer.

Note  When processing the data returned in the buffer, applications must use the actual size of the data returned. The actual size can be slightly smaller than the size of the buffer specified on input. (On input, buffer sizes are usually specified large enough to ensure that the largest possible output data fits in the buffer.) On output, the variable pointed to by this parameter is updated to reflect the actual size of the data copied to the buffer.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is TRUE.

If the function fails, the return value is FALSE.

Errors from the called function, CryptHashCertificate, can be propagated to this function. For extended error information, call GetLastError.

Some possible error codes follow.

Return codeDescription
CRYPT_E_NOT_FOUND

The CTL does not have the specified property.

ERROR_MORE_DATA

If the buffer specified by the pvData parameter is not large enough to hold the returned data, the function sets the ERROR_MORE_DATA code and stores the required buffer size, in bytes, in the variable pointed to by pcbData.

 

Examples

See Example C Program: Getting and Setting Certificate Properties and Example C Program: Listing the Certificates in a Store.

In those examples, extrapolate from a certificate to a CTL. In other words, PCCERT_CONTEXT becomes PCCTL_CONTEXT, pCertContext becomes pCtlContext, CertEnumCertificateContextProperties becomes CertEnumCTLContextProperties, and CertGetCertificateContextProperty becomes CertGetCTLContextProperty.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Wincrypt.h

Library

Crypt32.lib

DLL

Crypt32.dll

See also

Extended Property Functions
CertEnumCTLContextProperties
CertGetCertificateContextProperty
CertSetCTLContextProperty
CryptHashCertificate

 

 

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