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CertStrToName

Windows CE 3.0

This function converts a NULL-terminated X500 string to an encoded certificate name. The input string is expected to be formatted the same as the output from the CertNameToStr function.

BOOL WINAPI CertStrToName(
DWORD dwCertEncodingType,
LPCTSTR pszX500,
DWORD dwStrType,
void *pvReserved,
BYTE *pbEncoded,
DWORD *pcbEncoded,
LPCTSTR *ppszError
);

Parameters

dwCertEncodingType
[in] Specifies the encoding type used. Currently, only X509_ASN_ENCODING is used; however, additional encoding types may be added in the future.
pszX500
[in] Pointer to the NULL-terminated X500 string to be converted.
dwStrType
[in] Type of the input string. The following table shows the possible types of input strings for the dwStrType parameter.
String type Description
CERT_OID_NAME_STR Default. Input can contain a case-insensitive X500 key (CN=), a case-insensitive "OID." prefixed object identifier (OID.1.2.3.4.5.6=), or an object identifier (OID).

If no flags are combined with a bitwise OR operation into the dwStrType parameter, the input is allowed to contain "," or ";" as RDN separators and "+" as the multiple RDN value separator.

Quoting is supported. A quote can be included in a quoted value by double quoting, for example (CN="Joe ""Cool"""). A value starting with a "#" is treated as ASCII hex and converted to a CERT_RDN_OCTET_STRING. Embedded white space is skipped (1.2.3 = # AB CD 01 is the same as 1.2.3=#ABCD01).

White space surrounding the keys, object identifiers, and values is removed.

CERT_X500_NAME_STR Same as CERT_OID_NAME_STR.
CERT_NAME_STR_COMMA_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to only allow the "," as the RDN separator.
CERT_NAME_STR_SEMICOLON_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to only allow the ";" as the RDN separator.
CERT_NAME_STR_CRLF_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to only allow "\r" or "\n" as the RDN separator.
CERT_NAME_STR_NO_PLUS_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to ignore "+" as a separator and not allow multiple values per RDN.
CERT_NAME_STR_NO_QUOTING_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to inhibit quoting.
CERT_NAME_STR_DISABLE_IE4_UTF8_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to skip the initial attempt to decode as UTF8.
CERT_SIMPLE_NAME_STR Not supported.
CERT_NAME_STR_REVERSE_FLAG This flag can be combined with a bitwise OR operation into dwStrType to specify that the order of the RDNs is to be reversed after converting from the string and before encoding. See CertNameToStr for a demonstration of this flags usage.
CERT_NAME_STR_ENABLE_T61_UNICODE_FLAG Can be combined with other dwStrType values to select the CERT_RDN_T61_STRING encoded value type instead of CERT_RDN_UNICODE_STRING. Can be used if all the UNICODE characters are less than or equal to 0xFF.
CERT_NAME_STR_ENABLE_UTF8_UNICODE_FLAG Can be combined with other dwStrType values to select the CERT_RDN_UTF8_STRING encoded value type instead of CERT_RDN_UNICODE_STRING.

The following table shows the X500 keys that are supported.

Key Object identifier RDN value type
CN szOID_COMMON_NAME Printable, T61
L szOID_LOCALITY_NAME Printable, T61
O szOID_ORGANIZATION_NAME Printable, T61
OU szOID_ORGANIZATIONAL_UNIT_NAME Printable, T61
Email szOID_RSA_emailAddr Only IA5
C szOID_COUNTRY_NAME Only Printable
S szOID_STATE_OR_PROVINCE_NAME Printable, T61
ST szOID_STATE_OR_PROVINCE_NAME Printable, T61
STREET szOID_STREET_ADDRESS Printable, T61
T szOID_TITLE Printable, T61
Title szOID_TITLE Printable, T61
G szOID_GIVEN_NAME Printable, T61
GivenName szOID_GIVEN_NAME Printable, T61
I szOID_INITIALS Printable, T61
Initials szOID_INITIALS Printable, T61
SN szOID_SUR_NAME Printable, T61
DC szOID_DOMAIN_COMPONENT IA5, UTF8

If either Printable or T61 is allowed as the RDN value type for the key (CN=), Printable is selected if the name string components are restricted to the following character set:

A, B, ..., Z

a, b, ..., z

0, 1, ..., 9

(space) ' ( ) +, - . / : = ?

pvReserved
[in] Reserved for future use and must be NULL.
pbEncoded
[out] Pointer to a buffer to receive the encoded structure.

This parameter can be NULL to set the size of the key usage for memory allocation purposes.

pcbEncoded

[in/out] Pointer to a DWORD to specify the size, in bytes, of the buffer pointed to by the pbEncoded parameter. When the function returns, the DWORD contains the number of bytes stored or to be stored in the buffer.

ppszError
[out/optional] Optional pointer to a pointer to receive an error indication about an invalid input string.

If the input string is invalid, the ppszError parameter is updated by this function to point to the beginning of the invalid character sequence. If no errors are detected in the input string, ppszError is set to NULL.

ppszError can be set to NULL by the application not interested in receiving a pointer to any invalid character sequence found.

ppszError is updated with a non-NULL pointer for the following errors:

CRYPT_E_INVALID_X500_STRING

CRYPT_E_INVALID_NUMERIC_STRING

CRYPT_E_INVALID_PRINTABLE_STRING

CRYPT_E_INVALID_IA5_STRING

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero (TRUE).

If the function fails, the return value is zero (FALSE).

For extended error information, call the GetLastError function.

Remarks

The T61 types are UTF-8 encoded.

The desktop platform supports the PKCS_7_ASN_ENCODING flag, but Windows CE does not. Windows CE ignores the flag when it is specified.

Requirements

Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 3.0 or later Wincrypt.h   Crypt32.lib

Unicode: Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on all platforms.

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

See Also

CertNameToStr


 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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