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The GetRequestProperty method returns a named property from a request. Note that the request is used to hold all associated states for the request and the eventual granted certificate that is not a part of the certificate. Thus, data such as revocation times and disposition data are kept in the request data object.

[VB] VARIANT GetRequestProperty(
  BSTR strPropertyName,  
  long PropertyType      
[JAVA] com.ms.Variant GetRequestProperty(
  java.lang.String strPropertyName,  
  int PropertyType                   
[C++] HRESULT GetRequestProperty(
  BSTR const strPropertyName,  // in
  LONG PropertyType,           // in
  VARIANT * pvarPropertyValue  // out, return value


[VB][JAVA][C++] strPropertyName
Specifies the named property to retrieve. There are a stock set of request properties that are always valid, referred to as the Name Properties. Other properties valid for certificate requests include the Request Properties and Netscape Request Properties also listed below.Name Properties

These properties can refer to the subject name or the issuer name by prepending Subject or Issuer to the property. For example, Subject.OrgUnit would refer to the subject's organizational unit.

Note Only Subject name properties are supported in this release (do not prepend Issuer to a property name.)

Property Name Data Type Description
DistinguishedName String Full X.400 DN Name
RawName Binary ASN.1 Encoded DN
Country String X.500 2-character country code (for example US for United States or CA for Canada)
Organization String Legal name of organization
OrgUnit String Name of sub-organization or department
CommonName String Fully qualified hostname/path used in DNS (Domain Name System) lookups (for example, host.company.com)
StreetAddress String Street address or PO Box
Locality String Name of city
State String Full name of state or province (for example, California)
Title String Title of individual who requested the certificate (optional)
GivenName String First name of individual
Initials String Initials of individual (optional)
Surname String Last name of individual
DomainComponent String Component of a DNS (Domain Name System) name
E-Mail String E-mail address

All of the above properties except DistinguishedName, RawName, and Country support multi-valued syntax using an ANSI punctuation character as the separator, which by default must be a comma. The separator character is specified by the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\Services\CertSVC\Configuration\<CA Name>\SubjectNameSeparator (REG_SZ) entry in the system registry. This entry is set to a single character string containing a comma, by default. The first character of this string must be an ANSI punctation character to enable the multi-valued syntax. If some other character appears first, or if the registry entry is empty or missing, then multi-valued syntax is disabled.

Note The RawName property does not exist in KeyGen requests, but can be read by ICertServerExit::GetRequestProperty after the policy module has finished processing the request.

Request Properties

The following properties are unique to requests and can be accessed by ICertServerPolicy::GetRequestProperty.

Property Name Data Type Description
RequestID Signed long Internal requestID
RawRequest Binary Raw request bytes
RequestAttributes String Attribute string (may be truncated)
RequestType Signed long Indicates PKCS10 or KeyGen request
Status Signed long Current server status
SubmittedWhen Date / Time When arrived
RequesterName String Login name of requester

The RequestType property can be set to one of the following values.

Format Value Flags Description
CR_IN_PKCS10 PKCS 10 request
CR_IN_KEYGEN Keygen request

Note There are additional request properties that cannot be accessed by ICertServerPolicy::GetRequestProperty. These properties are not set until after the policy module finishes processing the request. See ICertServerExit::GetRequestProperty for a complete list of all the request properties.

Netscape Request Properties

The following properties are unique to Netscape <KEYGEN> style requests.

Property Name Type Description
Challenge String Challenge returned by Navigator
ExpectedChallenge String Challenge issued by server

In addition, other properties may be set by a specific request type, request extensions, or by named attributes set in the header of a request.

[VB][JAVA][C++] PropertyType

Specifies the property type. The type can be one of the following types.

Type Specifier Data Type
PROPTYPE_LONG Signed long data

[C++] pvarPropertyValue
Points to the return value. See Return Value.

Return Values

Returns the requested property value.

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