QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator Class

The QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator class provides authentication data for pre shared keys (PSK) ciphersuites. More...

Header: #include <QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator>
qmake: QT += network
Since: Qt 5.5

Note: All functions in this class are reentrant.

Public Functions

QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator()
QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &authenticator)
~QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator()
QByteArray identity() const
QByteArray identityHint() const
int maximumIdentityLength() const
int maximumPreSharedKeyLength() const
QByteArray preSharedKey() const
void setIdentity(const QByteArray &identity)
void setPreSharedKey(const QByteArray &preSharedKey)
void swap(QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &authenticator)
QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &operator=(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &authenticator)
QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &operator=(QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &&authenticator)
bool operator!=(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &lhs, const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &rhs)
bool operator==(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &lhs, const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &rhs)

Detailed Description

The QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator class provides authentication data for pre shared keys (PSK) ciphersuites.

The QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator class is used by an SSL socket to provide the required authentication data in a pre shared key (PSK) ciphersuite.

In a PSK handshake, the client must derive a key, which must match the key set on the server. The exact algorithm of deriving the key depends on the application; however, for this purpose, the server may send an identity hint to the client. This hint, combined with other information (for instance a passphrase), is then used by the client to construct the shared key.

The QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator provides means to client applications for completing the PSK handshake. The client application needs to connect a slot to the QSslSocket::preSharedKeyAuthenticationRequired() signal:

connect(socket, &QSslSocket::preSharedKeyAuthenticationRequired,
        this, &AuthManager::handlePreSharedKeyAuthentication);

The signal carries a QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object containing the identity hint the server sent to the client, and which must be filled with the corresponding client identity and the derived key:

void AuthManager::handlePreSharedKeyAuthentication(QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator *authenticator)
{
    authenticator->setIdentity("My Qt App");

    const QByteArray key = deriveKey(authenticator->identityHint(), passphrase);
    authenticator->setPreSharedKey(key);
}

Note: PSK ciphersuites are supported only when using OpenSSL 1.0.1 (or greater) as the SSL backend.

See also QSslSocket.

Member Function Documentation

QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator()

Constructs a default QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object.

The identity hint, the identity and the key will be initialized to empty byte arrays; the maximum length for both the identity and the key will be initialized to 0.

QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &authenticator)

Constructs a QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object as a copy of authenticator.

See also operator=().

QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::~QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator()

Destroys the QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object.

QByteArray QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::identity() const

Returns the PSK client identity.

See also setIdentity().

QByteArray QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::identityHint() const

Returns the PSK identity hint as provided by the server. The interpretation of this hint is left to the application.

int QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::maximumIdentityLength() const

Returns the maximum length, in bytes, of the PSK client identity.

Note: it is possible to set an identity whose length is greater than maximumIdentityLength(); in this case, only the first maximumIdentityLength() bytes will be actually sent to the server.

See also setIdentity().

int QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::maximumPreSharedKeyLength() const

Returns the maximum length, in bytes, of the pre shared key.

Note: it is possible to set a key whose length is greater than the maximumPreSharedKeyLength(); in this case, only the first maximumPreSharedKeyLength() bytes will be actually sent to the server.

See also setPreSharedKey().

QByteArray QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::preSharedKey() const

Returns the pre shared key.

See also setPreSharedKey().

void QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::setIdentity(const QByteArray &identity)

Sets the PSK client identity (to be advised to the server) to identity.

Note: it is possible to set an identity whose length is greater than maximumIdentityLength(); in this case, only the first maximumIdentityLength() bytes will be actually sent to the server.

See also identity() and maximumIdentityLength().

void QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::setPreSharedKey(const QByteArray &preSharedKey)

Sets the pre shared key to preSharedKey.

Note: it is possible to set a key whose length is greater than the maximumPreSharedKeyLength(); in this case, only the first maximumPreSharedKeyLength() bytes will be actually sent to the server.

See also preSharedKey(), maximumPreSharedKeyLength(), and QByteArray::fromHex().

void QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::swap(QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &authenticator)

Swaps the QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object authenticator with this object. This operation is very fast and never fails.

QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::operator=(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &authenticator)

Assigns the QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object authenticator to this object, and returns a reference to the copy.

QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator::operator=(QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &&authenticator)

Move-assigns the the QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator object authenticator to this object, and returns a reference to the moved instance.

Related Non-Members

bool operator!=(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &lhs, const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &rhs)

Returns true if the authenticator object lhs is different than rhs; false otherwise.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.5.

bool operator==(const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &lhs, const QSslPreSharedKeyAuthenticator &rhs)

Returns true if the authenticator object lhs is equal to rhs; false otherwise.

Two authenticator objects are equal if and only if they have the same identity hint, identity, pre shared key, maximum length for the identity and maximum length for the pre shared key.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.5.

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