gnutls_set_default_priority — API function


#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_set_default_priority(gnutls_session_t session);


gnutls_session_t session

is a gnutls_session_t type.


Sets the default priority on the ciphers, key exchange methods, and macs. This is the recommended method of setting the defaults, in order to promote consistency between applications using GnuTLS, and to allow GnuTLS using applications to update settings in par with the library. For client applications which require maximum compatibility consider calling gnutls_session_enable_compatibility_mode() after this function.

For an application to specify additional options to priority string consider using gnutls_set_default_priority_append().

To allow a user to override the defaults (e.g., when a user interface or configuration file is available), the functions gnutls_priority_set_direct() or gnutls_priority_set() can be used.


GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an error code.



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