The "ssl_gnutls" Module

Description

This module allows TLS-encrypting connections using the GnuTLS library.

Configuration

To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="ssl_gnutls">

<bind>

This module extends the core <bind> tags with the following keys:

Name Description
ssl This MUST be set to the name of a GnuTLS SSL profile to listen for secure connections with GnuTLS.
Example Usage

Listens for GnuTLS-encrypted IRC connections on the *:6697 endpoint:

<bind address="*"
      port="6697"
      ...
      ssl="gnutls"
      type="clients">

Listens for GnuTLS-encrypted server connections on the *:7000 endpoint:

<bind address="*"
      port="7000"
      ...
      ssl="gnutls"
      type="servers">

<sslprofile>

The <sslprofile> tag defines a SSL profile for sockets to use. This tag can be defined as many times as required.

If no <sslprofile> tags are defined a default profile named gnutls will be created. This profile will use the contents of the deprecated <gnutls> tag if one has been defined.

Name Type Default Value Description
name Text None Required! The name of this SSL profile. This is used in <bind:ssl> for incoming connections and <link:ssl> for outgoing server connections.
provider Text None Required! This MUST be set to "gnutls" to use the GnuTLS library.
cafile Text ca.pem The path to the CA in PEM format.
certfile Text cert.pem The path to the certificate in PEM format.
crlfile Text crl.pem The path to the CRL in PEM format.
dhfile Text dhparams.pem The path to the DH parameters in PEM format.
hash Text md5 The hash algorithm used for SSL client fingerprints.
keyfile Text key.pem The path to the private key in PEM format.
mindhbits Number 1024 The minimum number of bits of the DH parameters file to use in an Diffie-Hellman key exchange.
outrecsize Number 2048 The maximum size of an outgoing GnuTLS record.
priority Text NORMAL A GnuTLS priority string.
requestclientcert Boolean Yes Whether to request a SSL certificate from clients.
strictpriority Boolean No Whether to require that all tokens in the GnuTLS priority string are valid.

The hash field should be set to one of the values shown in gnutls-cli --list | grep ^Digests::

Example Usage
<sslprofile name="Clients"
            provider="gnutls"
            cafile="ca.pem"
            certfile="cert.pem"
            crlfile="crl.pem"
            dhfile="dhparams.pem"
            hash="sha256"
            keyfile="key.pem"
            mindhbits="1024"
            outrecsize="2048"
            priority="SECURE192"
            requestclientcert="yes"
            strictpriority="no">