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7.3.3 Obtaining session information

Most of the times it is desirable to know the security properties of the current established session. This includes the underlying ciphers and the protocols involved. That is the purpose of the following function. Note that this function will print meaningful values only if called after a successful gnutls_handshake.

/* This example code is placed in the public domain. */

#ifdef HAVE_CONFIG_H
#include <config.h>
#endif

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>
#include <gnutls/x509.h>

#include "examples.h"

/* This function will print some details of the
 * given session.
 */
int print_info(gnutls_session_t session)
{
        gnutls_credentials_type_t cred;
        gnutls_kx_algorithm_t kx;
        int dhe, ecdh, group;
        char *desc;

        /* get a description of the session connection, protocol,
         * cipher/key exchange */
        desc = gnutls_session_get_desc(session);
        if (desc != NULL) {
                printf("- Session: %s\n", desc);
        }

        dhe = ecdh = 0;

        kx = gnutls_kx_get(session);

        /* Check the authentication type used and switch
         * to the appropriate.
         */
        cred = gnutls_auth_get_type(session);
        switch (cred) {
#ifdef ENABLE_SRP
        case GNUTLS_CRD_SRP:
                printf("- SRP session with username %s\n",
                       gnutls_srp_server_get_username(session));
                break;
#endif

        case GNUTLS_CRD_PSK:
                /* This returns NULL in server side.
                 */
                if (gnutls_psk_client_get_hint(session) != NULL)
                        printf("- PSK authentication. PSK hint '%s'\n",
                               gnutls_psk_client_get_hint(session));
                /* This returns NULL in client side.
                 */
                if (gnutls_psk_server_get_username(session) != NULL)
                        printf("- PSK authentication. Connected as '%s'\n",
                               gnutls_psk_server_get_username(session));

                if (kx == GNUTLS_KX_ECDHE_PSK)
                        ecdh = 1;
                else if (kx == GNUTLS_KX_DHE_PSK)
                        dhe = 1;
                break;

        case GNUTLS_CRD_ANON:  /* anonymous authentication */

                printf("- Anonymous authentication.\n");
                if (kx == GNUTLS_KX_ANON_ECDH)
                        ecdh = 1;
                else if (kx == GNUTLS_KX_ANON_DH)
                        dhe = 1;
                break;

        case GNUTLS_CRD_CERTIFICATE:   /* certificate authentication */

                /* Check if we have been using ephemeral Diffie-Hellman.
                 */
                if (kx == GNUTLS_KX_DHE_RSA || kx == GNUTLS_KX_DHE_DSS)
                        dhe = 1;
                else if (kx == GNUTLS_KX_ECDHE_RSA
                         || kx == GNUTLS_KX_ECDHE_ECDSA)
                        ecdh = 1;

                /* if the certificate list is available, then
                 * print some information about it.
                 */
                print_x509_certificate_info(session);
                break;
	default:
		break;
        }                       /* switch */

        /* read the negotiated group - if any */
        group = gnutls_group_get(session);
        if (group != 0) {
                printf("- Negotiated group %s\n",
                       gnutls_group_get_name(group));
        } else {
                if (ecdh != 0)
                        printf("- Ephemeral ECDH using curve %s\n",
	                       gnutls_ecc_curve_get_name(gnutls_ecc_curve_get
                                                         (session)));
                else if (dhe != 0)
                        printf("- Ephemeral DH using prime of %d bits\n",
                               gnutls_dh_get_prime_bits(session));
        }

        return 0;
}

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