Feature #4412

[ext/openssl] Create Digest by OID

Added by MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet) almost 10 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Target version:


Currently it is not possible to create a Digest instance by using
the OID instead of the name (sn or ln).

oid ='SHA1')
digest =

=> Unsupported digest algorithm (

This is counter-intuitive, since the only thing that is always
available in the case of object identifiers is the numeric oid,
sn or ln are not always present. Since sn and ln are also quite
error-prone (spelling), I'd like to suggest to have all three possibilities
for instantiating a Digest: by sn, by ln and by oid.

I included a patch and a test to support this behaviour.



digest_by_oid.diff (1.67 KB) digest_by_oid.diff MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet), 02/21/2011 01:45 AM

Updated by MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet) over 9 years ago

  • Assignee set to MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet)

Updated by MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet) over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Assigned

Updated by Anonymous over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This issue was solved with changeset r32040.
Martin, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.

  • ext/openssl/ossl_digest.c: allow Digests to be created by sn, ln or oid.
  • test/openssl/test_digest.rb: add tests for this. [Ruby 1.9 - Feature #4412] [ruby-core:35319]

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