SSL_new() creates a new SSL structure which is needed to hold the data for a TLS/SSL connection. The new structure inherits the settings of the underlying context ctx: connection method (SSLv2/v3/TLSv1), options, verification settings, timeout settings.
The following return values can occur:
The creation of a new SSL structure failed. Check the error stack to find out the reason.
- Pointer to an SSL structure
The return value points to an allocated SSL structure.