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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       SSL_SESSION_free - Free an allocated SSL_SESSION structure

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       #include <openssl/ssl.h>

       void SSL_SESSION_free(
               SSL_SESSION *session );

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The SSL_SESSION_free() function decrements  the  reference
       count  of  session  and  removes the SSL_SESSION structure
       pointed to by session and frees up the  allocated  memory,
       if the the reference count has reached 0.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       SSL_SESSION objects are allocated when a TLS/SSL handshake
       operation is successfully completed. Depending on the settings
 (see SSL_CTX_set_session_cache_mode()), the SSL_SESSION
 objects are internally referenced by the SSL_CTX  and
       linked  into  its  session cache. SSL objects may be using
       the SSL_SESSION object; as a session may be  reused,  several
  SSL  objects  may be using one SSL_SESSION object at
       the same time. Therefore, it is crucial to keep the reference
  count  (usage information) correct and not delete an
       SSL_SESSION object that is still  used.  Otherwise,   this
       might  lead  to program failures due to dangling pointers.
       These failures may also appear delayed. For example,  this
       could  happen  when  an  SSL_SESSION object was completely
       freed as the reference count incorrectly became 0, but  it
       is  still referenced in the internal session cache and the
       cache list is processed during a  SSL_CTX_flush_sessions()

       The  SSL_SESSION_free()  function  can  only be called for
       SSL_SESSION objects for  which  the  reference  count  was
       explicitly  incremented  (e.g.   by  calling SSL_get1_session().
 See SSL_get_session().) or  when  the  SSL_SESSION
       object  was  generated  outside a TLS handshake operation,
       e.g. by using d2i_SSL_SESSION().  It must not be called on
       other SSL_SESSION objects; this would cause incorrect reference
 counts and program failures.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The SSL_SESSION_free() function does not provide  diagnostic

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Functions:  ssl(3),  SSL_get_session(3),  SSL_CTX_set_session_cache_mode(3),             SSL_CTX_flush_sessions(3),

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