TrustedRoots Xojo Plugin Reference Documentation

TrustedRoots

Used to set and manage the CA root certificates trusted by your application. This applies to PKCS7 (S/MIME) signature validation and SSL/TLS server certificates.

Object Creation

Dim trustedRoots As New Chilkat.TrustedRoots

Properties

DebugLogFilePath As String

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

LastErrorHtml As String (read-only)

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

LastErrorText As String (read-only)

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

LastErrorXml As String (read-only)

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

LastMethodSuccess As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of True indicates success, a value of False indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = True and failure = False.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to True. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

NumCerts As Int32 (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.38

The number of certificates contained within this object.

This is the number of certificates explicitly added by the methods AddCert, AddJavaKeyStore, and LoadCaCertsPem.

TrustSystemCaRoots As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.41

Indicates whether the operating system's CA root certificates are automatically trusted.

On a Windows operating system, this would be the registry-based CA certificate stores. On a Linux system, this could be /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt, if it exists. The default value is True. Set this property equal to False to prevent Chilkat from automatically trusting system-provided root CA certificates.

HTTP - Verify Server is a Trusted Root CA

VerboseLogging As Boolean

If set to True, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is False. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

Version As String (read-only)

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

Methods

Function Activate() As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.38

Activates this collection of trusted roots as the set of CA and self-signed root certificates that are to be trusted Chilkat-wide for PKCS7 signature validation and SSL/TLS server certificate validation.

HTTP - Verify Server is a Trusted Root CA

Function AddCert(cert As Chilkat.Cert) As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.41

Adds a certificate to the collection of trusted roots.

Use a Custom Set of Trusted Root Certificates

Function AddJavaKeyStore(keystore As Chilkat.JavaKeyStore) As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Adds the trusted certificates from a Java key store to the collection of trusted roots.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Load Certs from Java KeyStore into Trusted CA Roots

Function AddJavaKeyStoreAsync(keystore As Chilkat.JavaKeyStore) As Chilkat.Task

Introduced in version 9.5.0.44

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AddJavaKeyStore method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nil on failure

How to Run an Asynchronous Task

Function Deactivate() As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.40

Deactivates a previously set of activated trusted roots so that all roots / self-signed certificates are implicitly trusted.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Function GetCert(index As Int32) As Chilkat.Cert

Introduced in version 9.5.0.38

Returns the Nth cert contained within this object. The 1st certificate is at index 0.

Returns Nil on failure

Load CA Cert Bundle into Trusted Roots

Function LoadCaCertsPem(path As String) As Boolean

Introduced in version 9.5.0.38

Loads a CA bundle in PEM format. This is a file containing CA root certificates that are to be trusted. An example of one such file is the CA certs from mozilla.org exported to a cacert.pem file by the mk-ca-bundle tool located here: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html.

Note: This can also be called to load the /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt file on Linux systems.

Load CA Cert Bundle into Trusted Roots

Function LoadCaCertsPemAsync(path As String) As Chilkat.Task

Introduced in version 9.5.0.38

Creates an asynchronous task to call the LoadCaCertsPem method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nil on failure

How to Run an Asynchronous Task

Function SaveLastError(path As String) As Boolean

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

Events

To implement events, your application would define and implement a class that is a subclass of Chilkat.TrustedRoots. Your custom class would implement (i.e. override) some or all of the event methods.

For example:

class MyTrustedRoots
    Inherits Chilkat.TrustedRoots

    Function AbortCheck() As Boolean

    Sub BinaryData(data As MemoryBlock)

    Function PercentDone(pctDone As Int32) As Boolean

    Sub ProgressInfo(name As String, value As String)

    Sub TaskCompleted(task As Chilkat.Task)

    Sub TextData(data As String)


End Class

Function AbortCheck() As Boolean

Provides the opportunity for a method call to be aborted. The AbortCheck event is fired periodically based on the value of the HeartbeatMs property. If HeartbeatMs is 0, then no AbortCheck events will fire. As an example, to fire 5 AbortCheck events per second, set the HeartbeatMs property equal to 200.

Sub BinaryData(data As MemoryBlock)

Binary data provided by certain methods.

Function PercentDone(pctDone As Int32) As Boolean

Provides the percentage completed for any method that involves network communications or time-consuming processing (assuming it is a method where a percentage completion can be measured). This event is only fired when it is possible to know a percentage completion, and when it makes sense to express the operation as a percentage completed. The pctDone argument will have a value from 1 to 100. For operations (Chilkat method calls) that complete very quickly, the number of PercentDone callbacks will vary, but the final callback should have a value of 100. For long running operations, no more than one callback per percentage point will occur (for example: 1, 2, 3, ... 98, 99, 100).

The PercentDone callback counts as an AbortCheck event. For method calls that complete quickly such that PercentDone events fire, it may be that AbortCheck events don't fire because the opportunity to abort is already provided in the PercentDone callback. For time consuming operations, where the amount of time between PercentDone callbacks are long, AbortCheck callbacks may be used to allow for the operation to be aborted in a more responsive manner.

The abort output argument provides a means for aborting the operation. Setting it to True will cause the method to abort and return a failed status (or whatever return value indicates failure).

Sub ProgressInfo(name As String, value As String)

A general name/value event that provides information about what is happening during a method call. To find out what information is available, write code to handle this event and log the name/value pairs. Most are self-explanatory.

Sub TaskCompleted(task As Chilkat.Task)

Called in the background thread when an asynchronous task completes.

Sub TextData(data As String)

Text data provided by certain methods.