IOCSPAdmin::GetConfiguration method

The GetConfiguration method connects to an Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responder server and initializes an OCSPAdmin object with the configuration information from the server.

Syntax

HRESULT GetConfiguration(
  const BSTR   bstrServerName,
  VARIANT_BOOL bForce
);

Parameters

bstrServerName

A string that contains the responder-server name.

bForce

C++ VARIANT_TRUE if the caller wants to read the responder configuration from the server's registry when a running instance of the OCSP responder service cannot be found; otherwise, VARIANT_FALSE.
VB True if the caller wants to read the responder configuration from the server's registry when a running instance of the OCSP responder service cannot be found; otherwise, False.

Return Value

VB

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK.

If the method fails, it returns an HRESULT value that indicates the error. For a list of common error codes, see Common HRESULT Values.

If the method returns HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_INVALID_STATE), the configuration is already initialized.

If the method returns E_INVALIDARG, the pVal parameter was set to NULL.

Remarks

The following table lists the effects of the bForce parameter value on the method call.

OCSP responder service on the target server bForce is VARIANT_TRUE bForce is VARIANT_FALSE
Running Retrieve configuration from the service. Retrieve configuration from the service.
Stopped Attempt to retrieve configuration from the server registry. If this attempt fails, return an error. Return an error.
 

The following table lists the effects of the bForce parameter value on the method call.

OCSP responder service on the target server bForce is True bForce is False
Running Retrieve configuration from the service. Retrieve configuration from the service.
Stopped Attempt to retrieve configuration from the server registry. If this attempt fails, return an error. Return an error.
 

This method attempts to read the configuration from a running instance of an OCSP responder service, but that might not be possible if the service is not running or is in an inaccessible state. The caller can instruct the method to read the configuration from the server's registry if a running instance cannot be found.

The method fails if you try to call it more than once for a given OCSPAdmin object. Each instance of OCSPAdmin corresponds to one responder server. To connect to another server in an array of OCSP responder servers, create a new instance of an OCSPAdmin object.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client None supported
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header certadm.h (include Certsrv.h)
Library Certadm.lib
DLL Certadm.dll

See Also

IOCSPAdmin