OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

OpenSSL_version

NAME

OPENSSL_VERSION_MAJOR, OPENSSL_VERSION_MINOR, OPENSSL_VERSION_PATCH, OPENSSL_VERSION_PRE_RELEASE, OPENSSL_VERSION_BUILD_METADATA, OPENSSL_VERSION_TEXT, OPENSSL_version_major, OPENSSL_version_minor, OPENSSL_version_patch, OPENSSL_version_pre_release, OPENSSL_version_build_metadata, OpenSSL_version, OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER, OpenSSL_version_num, OPENSSL_info - get OpenSSL version number and other information

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/opensslv.h>

 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_MAJOR  x
 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_MINOR  y
 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_PATCH  z

 /* The definitions here are typical release values */
 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_PRE_RELEASE ""
 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_BUILD_METADATA ""

 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_TEXT "OpenSSL x.y.z xx XXX xxxx"

 #include <openssl/crypto.h>

 unsigned int OPENSSL_version_major(void);
 unsigned int OPENSSL_version_minor(void);
 unsigned int OPENSSL_version_patch(void);
 const char *OPENSSL_version_pre_release(void);
 const char *OPENSSL_version_build_metadata(void);

 const char *OpenSSL_version(int t);

 const char *OPENSSL_info(int t);

Deprecated:

 /* from openssl/opensslv.h */
 #define OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER 0xnnnnnnnnnL

 /* from openssl/crypto.h */
 unsigned long OpenSSL_version_num();

DESCRIPTION

Macros

The three macros OPENSSL_VERSION_MAJOR, OPENSSL_VERSION_MINOR and OPENSSL_VERSION_PATCH represent the three parts of a version identifier, MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH.

The macro OPENSSL_VERSION_PRE_RELEASE is an added bit of text that indicates that this is a pre-release version, such as "-dev" for an ongoing development snapshot or "-alpha3" for an alpha release. The value must be a string.

The macro OPENSSL_VERSION_BUILD_METADATA is extra information, reserved for other parties, such as "+fips", or "+vendor.1"). The OpenSSL project will not touch this macro (will leave it an empty string). The value must be a string.

OPENSSL_VERSION_STR is a convenience macro to get the short version identifier string, "MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH".

OPENSSL_FULL_VERSION_STR is a convenience macro to get the longer version identifier string, which combines OPENSSL_VERSION_STR, OPENSSL_VERSION_PRE_RELEASE and OPENSSL_VERSION_BUILD_METADATA.

OPENSSL_VERSION_TEXT is a convenience macro to get a full descriptive version text, which includes OPENSSL_FULL_VERSION_STR and the release date.

Functions

OPENSSL_version_major(), OPENSSL_version_minor(), OPENSSL_version_patch(), OPENSSL_version_pre_release(), and OPENSSL_version_build_metadata() return the values of the macros above for the build of the library, respectively.

OpenSSL_version() returns different strings depending on t:

OPENSSL_VERSION

The value of OPENSSL_VERSION_TEXT

OPENSSL_VERSION_STRING

The value of OPENSSL_VERSION_STR

OPENSSL_FULL_VERSION_STRING

The value of OPENSSL_FULL_VERSION_STR

OPENSSL_CFLAGS

The compiler flags set for the compilation process in the form compiler: ... if available, or compiler: information not available otherwise.

OPENSSL_BUILT_ON

The date of the build process in the form built on: ... if available or built on: date not available otherwise. The date would not be available in a reproducible build, for example.

OPENSSL_PLATFORM

The "Configure" target of the library build in the form platform: ... if available, or platform: information not available otherwise.

OPENSSL_DIR

The OPENSSLDIR setting of the library build in the form OPENSSLDIR: "..." if available, or OPENSSLDIR: N/A otherwise.

OPENSSL_ENGINES_DIR

The ENGINESDIR setting of the library build in the form ENGINESDIR: "..." if available, or ENGINESDIR: N/A otherwise.

OPENSSL_MODULES_DIR

The MODULESDIR setting of the library build in the form MODULESDIR: "..." if available, or MODULESDIR: N/A otherwise.

OPENSSL_CPU_INFO

The current OpenSSL cpu settings. This is the current setting of the cpu capability flags. It is usually automatically configured but may be set via an environment variable. The value has the same syntax as the environment variable. For x86 the string looks like CPUINFO: OPENSSL_ia32cap=0x123:0x456. Or CPUINFO: N/A if not available, such as when configured with no-asm.

For an unknown t, the text not available is returned.

OPENSSL_info() also returns different strings depending on t:

OPENSSL_INFO_CONFIG_DIR

The configured OPENSSLDIR, which is the default location for OpenSSL configuration files.

OPENSSL_INFO_ENGINES_DIR

The configured ENGINESDIR, which is the default location for OpenSSL engines.

OPENSSL_INFO_MODULES_DIR

The configured MODULESDIR, which is the default location for dynamically loadable OpenSSL modules other than engines.

OPENSSL_INFO_DSO_EXTENSION

The configured dynamically loadable module extension.

OPENSSL_INFO_DIR_FILENAME_SEPARATOR

The separator between a directory specification and a filename. Note that on some operating systems, this is not the same as the separator between directory elements.

OPENSSL_INFO_LIST_SEPARATOR

The OpenSSL list separator. This is typically used in strings that are lists of items, such as the value of the environment variable $PATH on Unix (where the separator is :) or %PATH% on Windows (where the separator is ;).

OPENSSL_INFO_CPU_SETTINGS

The current OpenSSL cpu settings. This is the current setting of the cpu capability flags. It is usually automatically configured but may be set via an environment variable. The value has the same syntax as the environment variable. For x86 the string looks like OPENSSL_ia32cap=0x123:0x456.

For an unknown t, NULL is returned.

BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY

For compatibility, some older macros and functions are retained or synthesised. They are all considered deprecated.

Macros

OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER is a combination of the major, minor and patch version into a single integer 0xMNN00PP0L, where:

M

is the number from OPENSSL_VERSION_MAJOR, in hexadecimal notation

NN

is the number from OPENSSL_VERSION_MINOR, in hexadecimal notation

PP

is the number from OPENSSL_VERSION_PATCH, in hexadecimal notation

Functions

OpenSSL_version_num() returns the value of OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER.

RETURN VALUES

OPENSSL_version_major(), OPENSSL_version_minor() and OPENSSL_version_patch() return the version number parts as integers.

OPENSSL_version_pre_release() and OPENSSL_version_build_metadata() return the values of OPENSSL_VERSION_PRE_RELEASE and OPENSSL_VERSION_BUILD_METADATA respectively as constant strings. For any of them that is undefined, the empty string is returned.

OpenSSL_version() returns constant strings.

SEE ALSO

crypto(7)

HISTORY

The macros and functions described here were added in OpenSSL 3.0, with the exception of the "BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY" ones.

Copyright 2018-2019 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License 2.0 (the "License"). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html.