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Author kwatsen
Recipients Hiroaki.Kawai, asmodai, chaen, chet, chrisburr, christian.heimes, dsoprea, dstufft, jcea, joernheissler, kwatsen, maker, miki725, mmasztalerczuk, njs, pitrou, underrun
Date 2020-01-30.17:26:52
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I don't understand the concern issues being raised for this patch, and also may have a use-case not mentioned yet.

For the concern issue, as I understand it, the ability to call getpeercert() or the proposed getpeercertchain() is only after the TLS session has been established.  As such, the SSL socket already established that there exists a valid chain of trust.  Thus these methods are primarily to provide visibility into what the peer passed *after* it had been authenticated, right?

That said, the reason I want to access the entire certificate chain passed by the client (i.e., client cert auth) is in order to validate that the client's cert (which may include some intermediates) authenticates to a specific trust anchor, rather than the bag of trust anchors loaded into the SSLContext (via load_verify_locations()) in order to authenticate a multiplicity of clients, each potentially leading to a different trust anchor.  

Not having getpeercertchain() means that all no client cert may contain a chain, i.e., the clients only ever transmit the end-entity cert itself.  This is unfortunate because the underlying SSL socket actually allows clients to send chains, it's just the lack being able to access the peercertchain in my code that seems to limit the solution.
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