ASN1_TIME_set, ASN1_TIME_adj, ASN1_TIME_check, ASN1_TIME_set_string,
       ASN1_TIME_print, ASN1_TIME_diff - ASN.1 Time functions.


        ASN1_TIME *ASN1_TIME_set(ASN1_TIME *s, time_t t);
        ASN1_TIME *ASN1_TIME_adj(ASN1_TIME *s, time_t t,
                                 int offset_day, long offset_sec);
        int ASN1_TIME_set_string(ASN1_TIME *s, const char *str);
        int ASN1_TIME_check(const ASN1_TIME *t);
        int ASN1_TIME_print(BIO *b, const ASN1_TIME *s);

        int ASN1_TIME_diff(int *pday, int *psec,
                           const ASN1_TIME *from, const ASN1_TIME *to);


       The function ASN1_TIME_set() sets the ASN1_TIME structure s to the time
       represented by the time_t value t. If s is NULL a new ASN1_TIME struc-
       ture is allocated and returned.

       ASN1_TIME_adj() sets the ASN1_TIME structure s to the time represented
       by the time offset_day and offset_sec after the time_t value t.  The
       values of offset_day or offset_sec can be negative to set a time before
       t. The offset_sec value can also exceed the number of seconds in a day.
       If s is NULL a new ASN1_TIME structure is allocated and returned.

       ASN1_TIME_set_string() sets ASN1_TIME structure s to the time repre-
       sented by string str which must be in appropriate ASN.1 time format

       ASN1_TIME_check() checks the syntax of ASN1_TIME structure s.

       ASN1_TIME_print() prints out the time s to BIO b in human readable for-
       mat. It will be of the format MMM DD HH:MM:SS YYYY [GMT], for example
       "Feb  3 00:55:52 2015 GMT" it does not include a newline. If the time
       structure has invalid format it prints out "Bad time value" and returns
       an error.

       ASN1_TIME_diff() sets *pday and *psec to the time difference between
       from and to. If to represents a time later than from then one or both
       (depending on the time difference) of *pday and *psec will be positive.
       If to represents a time earlier than from then one or both of *pday and
       *psec will be negative. If to and from represent the same time then
       *pday and *psec will both be zero.  If both *pday and *psec are non-
       zero they will always have the same sign. The value of *psec will
       always be less than the number of seconds in a day. If from or to is
       NULL the current time is used.


       The ASN1_TIME structure corresponds to the ASN.1 structure Time defined
       in RFC5280 et al. The time setting functions obey the rules outlined in
       RFC5280: if the date can be represented by UTCTime it is used, else
       GeneralizedTime is used.

       The ASN1_TIME structure is represented as an ASN1_STRING internally and
       can be freed up using ASN1_STRING_free().

       The ASN1_TIME structure can represent years from 0000 to 9999 but no
       attempt is made to correct ancient calendar changes (for example from
       Julian to Gregorian calendars).

       Some applications add offset times directly to a time_t value and pass
       the results to ASN1_TIME_set() (or equivalent). This can cause problems
       as the time_t value can overflow on some systems resulting in unex-
       pected results.  New applications should use ASN1_TIME_adj() instead
       and pass the offset value in the offset_sec and offset_day parameters
       instead of directly manipulating a time_t value.


       ASN1_TIME_print() currently does not print out the time zone: it either
       prints out "GMT" or nothing. But all certificates complying with
       RFC5280 et al use GMT anyway.


       Set a time structure to one hour after the current time and print it

        #include <time.h>
        #include <openssl/asn1.h>
        ASN1_TIME *tm;
        time_t t;
        BIO *b;
        t = time(NULL);
        tm = ASN1_TIME_adj(NULL, t, 0, 60 * 60);
        b = BIO_new_fp(stdout, BIO_NOCLOSE);
        ASN1_TIME_print(b, tm);

       Determine if one time is later or sooner than the current time:

        int day, sec;

        if (!ASN1_TIME_diff(&day, &sec, NULL, to))
               /* Invalid time format */

        if (day > 0 || sec > 0)
        else if (day < 0 || sec < 0)


       ASN1_TIME_set() and ASN1_TIME_adj() return a pointer to an ASN1_TIME
       structure or NULL if an error occurred.

       ASN1_TIME_set_string() returns 1 if the time value is successfully set
       and 0 otherwise.

       ASN1_TIME_check() returns 1 if the structure is syntactically correct
       and 0 otherwise.

       ASN1_TIME_print() returns 1 if the time is successfully printed out and
       0 if an error occurred (I/O error or invalid time format).

       ASN1_TIME_diff() returns 1 for sucess and 0 for failure. It can fail if
       the pass ASN1_TIME structure has invalid syntax for example.

1.0.2t                            2019-09-10                  ASN1_TIME_set(3)
See also ASN1_TIME_adj(3)
See also ASN1_TIME_diff(3)
See also ASN1_TIME_print(3)
See also ASN1_TIME_set(3)
See also ASN1_TIME_set_string(3)

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