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HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation

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HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS

Chapter 4 SSL Programming Concepts

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This chapter discusses how to write application programs using HP SSL on OpenVMS. The SSL library provides APIs supporting three SSL protocols: SSL Version 2 (SSLv2), SSL Version 3 (SSLv3), and TLS Version 1 (TLSv1). You can write an HP SSL application program in C or C++.

This chapter provides the following information:

  • A description of the seven HP SSL data structures

  • How to configure and obtain certificates

  • An HP SSL programming tutorial that shows the implementation of a simple HP SSL client and server program using HP SSL APIs