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NAME

       gnutls_priority_init - API function

SYNOPSIS

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       int  gnutls_priority_init(gnutls_priority_t  *  priority_cache,  const  char * priorities,
       const char ** err_pos);

ARGUMENTS

       gnutls_priority_t * priority_cache
                   is a gnutls_prioritity_t type.

       const char * priorities
                   is a string describing priorities (may be NULL)

       const char ** err_pos
                   In case of an error this will have  the  position  in  the  string  the  error
                   occurred

DESCRIPTION

       Sets  priorities  for the ciphers, key exchange methods, macs and compression methods. The
       priority_cache should be deinitialized using gnutls_priority_deinit().

       The priorities option allows  you  to  specify  a  colon  separated  list  of  the  cipher
       priorities  to  enable.   Some  keywords  are  defined  to  provide quick access to common
       preferences.

       Unless there is a special need, use the "NORMAL" keyword to apply  a  reasonable  security
       level, or "NORMAL:COMPAT" for compatibility.

       "PERFORMANCE"  means all the "secure" ciphersuites are enabled, limited to 128 bit ciphers
       and sorted by terms of speed performance.

       "LEGACY" the NORMAL settings for GnuTLS 3.2.x or earlier. There is no verification profile
       set, and the allowed DH primes are considered weak today.

       "NORMAL"  means  all "secure" ciphersuites. The 256-bit ciphers are included as a fallback
       only.  The ciphers are sorted by security margin.

       "PFS" means all "secure" ciphersuites that support perfect forward secrecy.   The  256-bit
       ciphers are included as a fallback only.  The ciphers are sorted by security margin.

       "SECURE128" means all "secure" ciphersuites of security level 128-bit or more.

       "SECURE192" means all "secure" ciphersuites of security level 192-bit or more.

       "SUITEB128" means all the NSA SuiteB ciphersuites with security level of 128.

       "SUITEB192" means all the NSA SuiteB ciphersuites with security level of 192.

       "NONE" means nothing is enabled.  This disables even protocols and compression methods.

       "  KEYWORD  "  The  system  administrator  imposed settings. The provided keywords will be
       expanded    from    a    configuration-time    provided     file     -     default     is:
       /etc/gnutls/default-priorities.  Any  keywords  that  follow  it,  will be appended to the
       expanded string. If there is no system string, then the function  will  fail.  The  system
       file should be formatted as "KEYWORD=VALUE", e.g., "SYSTEM=NORMAL:+ARCFOUR-128".

       Special  keywords are "!", "-" and "+".  "!" or "-" appended with an algorithm will remove
       this algorithm.  "+" appended with an algorithm will add this algorithm.

       Check the GnuTLS manual section "Priority strings" for detailed information.

EXAMPLES

       "NONE:+VERS-TLS-ALL:+MAC-ALL:+RSA:+AES-128-CBC:+SIGN-ALL:+COMP-NULL"

       "NORMAL:+ARCFOUR-128" means normal ciphers plus ARCFOUR-128.

       "SECURE128:-VERS-SSL3.0:+COMP-DEFLATE" means that only secure ciphers are enabled,  SSL3.0
       is disabled, and libz compression enabled.

       "NONE:+VERS-TLS-ALL:+AES-128-CBC:+RSA:+SHA1:+COMP-NULL:+SIGN-RSA-SHA1",

       "NONE:+VERS-TLS-ALL:+AES-128-CBC:+ECDHE-RSA:+SHA1:+COMP-NULL:+SIGN-RSA-SHA1:+CURVE-SECP256R1",

       "SECURE256:+SECURE128",

       Note that "NORMAL:COMPAT" is the most compatible mode.

       A NULL  priorities string indicates the default priorities to be used (this  is  available
       since GnuTLS 3.3.0).

RETURNS

       On  syntax  error GNUTLS_E_INVALID_REQUEST is returned, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an
       error code.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bugs@gnutls.org>.
       Home page: http://www.gnutls.org

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2001-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc., and others.
       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in  any
       medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO

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       /usr/share/doc/gnutls/ directory does not contain the HTML form visit

       http://www.gnutls.org/manual/