ui

       UI_dup_input_string, UI_add_verify_string, UI_dup_verify_string,
       UI_add_input_boolean, UI_dup_input_boolean, UI_add_info_string,
       UI_dup_info_string, UI_add_error_string, UI_dup_error_string,
       UI_construct_prompt, UI_add_user_data, UI_get0_user_data,
       UI_get0_result, UI_process, UI_ctrl, UI_set_default_method,
       UI_get_default_method, UI_get_method, UI_set_method, UI_OpenSSL,
       ERR_load_UI_strings - New User Interface

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/ui.h>

        typedef struct ui_st UI;
        typedef struct ui_method_st UI_METHOD;

        UI *UI_new(void);
        UI *UI_new_method(const UI_METHOD *method);
        void UI_free(UI *ui);

        int UI_add_input_string(UI *ui, const char *prompt, int flags,
               char *result_buf, int minsize, int maxsize);
        int UI_dup_input_string(UI *ui, const char *prompt, int flags,
               char *result_buf, int minsize, int maxsize);
        int UI_add_verify_string(UI *ui, const char *prompt, int flags,
               char *result_buf, int minsize, int maxsize, const char *test_buf);
        int UI_dup_verify_string(UI *ui, const char *prompt, int flags,
               char *result_buf, int minsize, int maxsize, const char *test_buf);
        int UI_add_input_boolean(UI *ui, const char *prompt, const char *action_desc,
               const char *ok_chars, const char *cancel_chars,
               int flags, char *result_buf);
        int UI_dup_input_boolean(UI *ui, const char *prompt, const char *action_desc,
               const char *ok_chars, const char *cancel_chars,
               int flags, char *result_buf);
        int UI_add_info_string(UI *ui, const char *text);
        int UI_dup_info_string(UI *ui, const char *text);
        int UI_add_error_string(UI *ui, const char *text);
        int UI_dup_error_string(UI *ui, const char *text);

        /* These are the possible flags.  They can be or'ed together. */
        #define UI_INPUT_FLAG_ECHO             0x01
        #define UI_INPUT_FLAG_DEFAULT_PWD      0x02

        char *UI_construct_prompt(UI *ui_method,
               const char *object_desc, const char *object_name);

        void *UI_add_user_data(UI *ui, void *user_data);
        void *UI_get0_user_data(UI *ui);

        const char *UI_get0_result(UI *ui, int i);

        int UI_process(UI *ui);

        int UI_ctrl(UI *ui, int cmd, long i, void *p, void (*f)());
        #define UI_CTRL_PRINT_ERRORS           1
        #define UI_CTRL_IS_REDOABLE            2

       imaginable, be it plain text prompting, through dialog boxes or from a
       cell phone.

       All the functions work through a context of the type UI.  This context
       contains all the information needed to prompt correctly as well as a
       reference to a UI_METHOD, which is an ordered vector of functions that
       carry out the actual prompting.

       The first thing to do is to create a UI with UI_new() or
       UI_new_method(), then add information to it with the UI_add or UI_dup
       functions.  Also, user-defined random data can be passed down to the
       underlying method through calls to UI_add_user_data.  The default UI
       method doesn't care about these data, but other methods might.
       Finally, use UI_process() to actually perform the prompting and
       UI_get0_result() to find the result to the prompt.

       A UI can contain more than one prompt, which are performed in the given
       sequence.  Each prompt gets an index number which is returned by the
       UI_add and UI_dup functions, and has to be used to get the
       corresponding result with UI_get0_result().

       The functions are as follows:

       UI_new() creates a new UI using the default UI method.  When done with
       this UI, it should be freed using UI_free().

       UI_new_method() creates a new UI using the given UI method.  When done
       with this UI, it should be freed using UI_free().

       UI_OpenSSL() returns the built-in UI method (note: not the default one,
       since the default can be changed.  See further on).  This method is the
       most machine/OS dependent part of OpenSSL and normally generates the
       most problems when porting.

       UI_free() removes a UI from memory, along with all other pieces of
       memory that's connected to it, like duplicated input strings, results
       and others.

       UI_add_input_string() and UI_add_verify_string() add a prompt to the
       UI, as well as flags and a result buffer and the desired minimum and
       maximum sizes of the result.  The given information is used to prompt
       for information, for example a password, and to verify a password (i.e.
       having the user enter it twice and check that the same string was
       entered twice).  UI_add_verify_string() takes and extra argument that
       should be a pointer to the result buffer of the input string that it's
       supposed to verify, or verification will fail.

       UI_add_input_boolean() adds a prompt to the UI that's supposed to be
       answered in a boolean way, with a single character for yes and a
       different character for no.  A set of characters that can be used to
       cancel the prompt is given as well.  The prompt itself is really
       divided in two, one part being the descriptive text (given through the
       prompt argument) and one describing the possible answers (given through
       the action_desc argument).
       UI method).

       UI_dup_input_string(), UI_dup_verify_string(), UI_dup_input_boolean(),
       UI_dup_info_string() and UI_dup_error_string() are basically the same
       as their UI_add counterparts, except that they make their own copies of
       all strings.

       UI_construct_prompt() is a helper function that can be used to create a
       prompt from two pieces of information: an description and a name.  The
       default constructor (if there is none provided by the method used)
       creates a string "Enter description for name:".  With the description
       "pass phrase" and the file name "foo.key", that becomes "Enter pass
       phrase for foo.key:".  Other methods may create whatever string and may
       include encodings that will be processed by the other method functions.

       UI_add_user_data() adds a piece of memory for the method to use at any
       time.  The builtin UI method doesn't care about this info.  Note that
       several calls to this function doesn't add data, it replaces the
       previous blob with the one given as argument.

       UI_get0_user_data() retrieves the data that has last been given to the
       UI with UI_add_user_data().

       UI_get0_result() returns a pointer to the result buffer associated with
       the information indexed by i.

       UI_process() goes through the information given so far, does all the
       printing and prompting and returns.

       UI_ctrl() adds extra control for the application author.  For now, it
       understands two commands: UI_CTRL_PRINT_ERRORS, which makes
       UI_process() print the OpenSSL error stack as part of processing the
       UI, and UI_CTRL_IS_REDOABLE, which returns a flag saying if the used UI
       can be used again or not.

       UI_set_default_method() changes the default UI method to the one given.

       UI_get_default_method() returns a pointer to the current default UI
       method.

       UI_get_method() returns the UI method associated with a given UI.

       UI_set_method() changes the UI method associated with a given UI.

SEE ALSO
       ui_create(3), ui_compat(3)

HISTORY
       The UI section was first introduced in OpenSSL 0.9.7.

AUTHOR
       Richard Levitte (richard@levitte.org) for the OpenSSL project
       (http://www.openssl.org).
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