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Allow ISAM Client to Use SSL without Client Having Server Certificate

The c-tree ISAM client now supports establishing an SSL connection without requiring the client to have the server certificate in the file ctsrvr.pem. By default, the client requires the certificate file, but it can disable this requirement by calling the ctSetCommProtocolOption() function with the following parameters after registering a c-tree instance and before connecting to c-tree Server:


When the client does not use a server certificate, the connection is encrypted, but there is no guarantee that the client is connected to that specific server. This implies that a "man in the middle" attack could be possible.