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NAME

       CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER - verify the peer's SSL certificate

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, long verify);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass a long as parameter to enable or disable.

       This option determines whether curl verifies the authenticity of the peer's certificate. A
       value of 1 means curl verifies; 0 (zero) means it doesn't.

       When negotiating a TLS or SSL connection, the server sends a  certificate  indicating  its
       identity.   Curl  verifies  whether  the certificate is authentic, i.e. that you can trust
       that the server is who the certificate says it is.  This trust is  based  on  a  chain  of
       digital  signatures, rooted in certification authority (CA) certificates you supply.  curl
       uses a default bundle of CA certificates (the path for that is determined at  build  time)
       and  you  can  specify  alternate  certificates  with  the CURLOPT_CAINFO(3) option or the
       CURLOPT_CAPATH(3) option.

       When CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3) is enabled, and the verification fails to  prove  that  the
       certificate  is  authentic,  the  connection  fails.   When  the  option is zero, the peer
       certificate verification succeeds regardless.

       Authenticating the certificate is not enough to be sure about the  server.  You  typically
       also  want  to  ensure  that  the  server  is  the  server you mean to be talking to.  Use
       CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3) for that. The check that the host name  in  the  certificate  is
       valid   for   the   host   name   you're  connecting  to  is  done  independently  of  the
       CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3) option.

       WARNING: disabling verification of the certificate allows bad  guys  to  man-in-the-middle
       the  communication  without you knowing it. Disabling verification makes the communication
       insecure. Just having encryption on a transfer is not enough as you cannot  be  sure  that
       you are communicating with the correct end-point.

DEFAULT

       By default, curl assumes a value of 1.

PROTOCOLS

       All TLS based protocols: HTTPS, FTPS, IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS etc.

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");

         /* Set the default value: strict certificate check please */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 1L);

         curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       If built TLS enabled.

RETURN VALUE

       Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3),                                CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYPEER(3),
       CURLOPT_PROXY_SSL_VERIFYHOST(3),