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CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA structure

The CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA structure contains information used in the CertFindChainInStore function to build certificate chains.

Syntax


typedef struct _CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA {
  DWORD                                  cbSize;
  LPCSTR                                 pszUsageIdentifier;
  DWORD                                  dwKeySpec;
  DWORD                                  dwAcquirePrivateKeyFlags;
  DWORD                                  cIssuer;
  CERT_NAME_BLOB                         *rgIssuer;
  PFN_CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_CALLBACK pfnFindCallback;
  void                                   *pvFindArg;
  DWORD                                  *pdwIssuerChainIndex;
  DWORD                                  *pdwIssuerElementIndex;
} _CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA;

Members

cbSize

Contains the size of this structure, in bytes. This size should not be hard-coded. It should be set at compile time by using the sizeof operator as shown in the following example.


CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA findParams;
findParams.cbSize = sizeof(CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA);

pszUsageIdentifier

A pointer to a null-terminated ANSI string that contains the usage identifier to be matched. If this member is NULL, a certificate with any usage can be a match.

dwKeySpec

Contains the key specification value to be matched. This can be one of the following values. If this parameter is zero, any certificate can match.

ValueMeaning
AT_KEYEXCHANGE
0x01

The key can be used to encrypt or sign depending on the algorithm.

AT_SIGNATURE
0x02

The key can be used for signing.

 

dwAcquirePrivateKeyFlags

When the dwFindFlags parameter of the CertFindChainInStore function contains CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_COMPARE_KEY_FLAG, the CryptAcquireCertificatePrivateKey function is called to do the public key comparison. In this case, this member is passed as the dwFlags parameter of the CryptAcquireCertificatePrivateKey function. For possible values for this member and their meanings, see the dwFlags parameter of the CryptAcquireCertificatePrivateKey function.

cIssuer

Contains the number of elements in the rgIssuer array. If this member is zero, any issuer can be a match.

rgIssuer

An array of X.509, Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) encoded issuer name BLOBs to match. If this member is NULL or the callback function returns TRUE, a new element is added to the chain for the certificate having a private key with the specified KeySpec and enhanced key usage.

pfnFindCallback

A pointer to a CertChainFindByIssuerCallback callback function that allows the application to filter the certificates that chains are created for. If this member is NULL, a chain is built for every certificate found. If this member is not NULL, a chain will be built for the certificate found based on the return value of the callback function.

pvFindArg

An application-defined value that will be passed as the pvFindArg parameter of the CertChainFindByIssuerCallback callback function pointed to by the pfnFindCallback member of this structure.

pdwIssuerChainIndex

A pointer to a DWORD value that receives the zero-based index of the chain that matches the issuer. If this member is NULL, it is not used.

If cIssuer is zero, this member is not used.

This member is only defined if the CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA_HAS_EXTRA_FIELDS macro is defined.

pdwIssuerElementIndex

A pointer to a DWORD value that receives the zero-based index of the element in the chain of the certificate of the issuer. If this member is NULL, it is not used.

If cIssuer is zero, this member is not used.

This member is set to the index of the found certificate plus one to provide the index of the certificate of the issuer. Because of this, a partial chain or a self-signed certificate that matches the name BLOB may cause pdwIssuerElementIndex to point past the last certificate in the chain. This situation can be detected by comparing the contents of pdwIssuerElementIndex with the cElement member of the CERT_SIMPLE_CHAIN structure to make sure the index is valid.

This member is only defined if the CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA_HAS_EXTRA_FIELDS macro is defined.

Remarks

The pdwIssuerChainIndex and pdwIssuerElementIndex members are only available if the CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA_HAS_EXTRA_FIELDS macro is defined. If the CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA_HAS_EXTRA_FIELDS macro is defined, the application must initialize all unused fields to zero.

Examples

The following pseudocode shows how to use the pdwIssuerChainIndex and pdwIssuerElementIndex members of this structure to access the certificate of the issuer.


CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER_PARA findParams;
PCCERT_CHAIN_CONTEXT pChainContext = NULL;
DWORD dwChainIndex = 0;
DWORD dwElementIndex = 0;
findParams.pdwIssuerChainIndex = &dwChainIndex;
findParams.pdwIssuerElementIndex = &dwElementIndex;

pChainContext = CertFindChainInStore(
    hCertStore,
    X509_ASN_ENCODING,
    0,
    CERT_CHAIN_FIND_BY_ISSUER,
    (LPVOID)&findParams,
    NULL);
if(pChainContext)
{
    // Make sure the element index is valid.
    if(dwElementIndex < pChainContext->
        rgpChain[dwChainIndex]->cElement)
    {
        PCERT_CHAIN_ELEMENT pIssuerElement;
        pIssuerElement = pChainContext->
            rgpChain[dwChainIndex]->rgpElement[dwElementIndex];
       // ...
    }

    // Free the certificate chain.
    CertFreeCertificateChain(pChainContext);
}

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Wincrypt.h

See also

CertChainFindByIssuerCallback
CertFindChainInStore
CryptAcquireCertificatePrivateKey

 

 

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