CRL_DIST_POINT_NAME structure (wincrypt.h)

The CRL_DIST_POINT_NAME structure identifies a location from which the CRL can be obtained. When CRL_DIST_POINT_NAME is used, different forms of the CRL distribution point name appear in the FullName member of the CERT_ALT_NAME_INFO structure. An application need not be able to process all of the name forms in the structure. It can use a distribution point if at least one name form can be processed.

If no name forms for a distribution point can be processed, an application can still use the certificate, provided requisite revocation information can be obtained from another source such as a distribution point of the certification authority's (CA's) directory entry.

Syntax

typedef struct _CRL_DIST_POINT_NAME {
  DWORD dwDistPointNameChoice;
  union {
    CERT_ALT_NAME_INFO FullName;
  } DUMMYUNIONNAME;
} CRL_DIST_POINT_NAME, *PCRL_DIST_POINT_NAME;

Members

dwDistPointNameChoice

Indicates the variant used for the name data contained in the union. The following values are defined:

Value Meaning
CRL_DIST_POINT_NO_NAME
No distribution point name is provided.
CRL_DIST_POINT_FULL_NAME
The distribution point name is in the FullName member of the union.
CRL_DIST_POINT_ISSUER_RDN_NAME
Currently not implemented.

DUMMYUNIONNAME

DUMMYUNIONNAME.FullName

A CERT_ALT_NAME_INFO structure containing an array of alternative names specifying the CRL distribution point in one of several different forms. One of the most common uses a URL in the form "http://…" to specify the location of the CRL.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header wincrypt.h

See also

CERT_ALT_NAME_INFO

CRL_DIST_POINT