Tweaks for node.js

node.js is, effectively, another bindings library. However, it's better
written than most and, with these changes, only a couple of tiny fixes
are needed in node.js. Some of these changes are a little depressing
however so we'll need to push node.js to use APIs where possible.

  ∙ Support verify_recover. This is very obscure and the motivation
    appears to be – where it's
    not clear that anyone understands what it means :(
  ∙ Add a few, no-op #defines
  ∙ Add some members to |SSL_CTX| and |SSL| – node.js needs to not
    reach into these structs in the future.
  ∙ Add EC_get_builtin_curves.
  ∙ Add EVP_[CIPHER|MD]_do_all_sorted – these functions are limited to

Change-Id: I9a3566054260d6c4db9d430beb7c46cc970a9d46
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
16 files changed
tree: f090ce4abac17c5cce8eedf7f9f5c2e344b8e3d7
  1. crypto/
  2. decrepit/
  3. fuzz/
  4. include/
  5. ssl/
  6. tool/
  7. util/
  8. .clang-format
  9. .gitignore
  11. CMakeLists.txt
  12. codereview.settings


BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.

Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.

BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.

There are other files in this directory which might be helpful:

  • how to port OpenSSL-using code to BoringSSL.
  • how to build BoringSSL
  • rules and guidelines for coding style.
  • include/openssl: public headers with API documentation in comments. Also available online.
  • information about fuzzing BoringSSL.