NE_SESSION_CREATE(3)          neon API reference          NE_SESSION_CREATE(3)

       ne_session_create, ne_close_connection, ne_session_destroy - set up
       HTTP sessions

       #include <ne_session.h>

       ne_session *ne_session_create(const char *scheme, const char *hostname,
                                     unsigned int port);

       void ne_close_connection(ne_session *session);

       void ne_session_destroy(ne_session *session);

       An ne_session object represents an HTTP session - a logical grouping of
       a sequence of HTTP requests made to a certain server. Any requests made
       using the session can use a persistent connection, share cached
       authentication credentials and any other common attributes.

       A new HTTP session is created using the ne_session_create function; the
       hostname and port parameters specify the origin server to use, along
       with the scheme (usually "http"). Before the first use of
       ne_session_create in a process, ne_sock_init must have been called to
       perform any global initialization needed by any libraries used by neon.

       To enable SSL/TLS for the session, pass the string "https" as the
       scheme parameter, and either register a certificate verification
       function (see ne_ssl_set_verify) or trust the appropriate certificate
       (see ne_ssl_trust_cert, ne_ssl_trust_default_ca).

       To use a proxy server for the session, it must be configured (see
       ne_session_proxy) before any requests are created from session object.

       Further per-session options may be changed using the
       ne_set_session_flag interface.

       If it is known that the session will not be used for a significant
       period of time, ne_close_connection can be called to close the
       connection, if one remains open. Use of this function is entirely
       optional, but it must not be called if there is a request active using
       the session.

       Once a session has been completed, ne_session_destroy must be called to
       destroy the resources associated with the session. Any subsequent use
       of the session pointer produces undefined behaviour. The session object
       must not be destroyed until after all associated request objects have
       been destroyed.

       The hostname passed to ne_session_create is resolved when the first
       request using the session is dispatched; a DNS resolution failure can
       only be detected at that time (using the NE_LOOKUP error code); see
       ne_request_dispatch for details.

       ne_session_create will return a pointer to a new session object (and
       never NULL).

       Create and destroy a session:

           ne_session *sess;
           sess = ne_session_create("http", "", 80);
           /* ... use sess ... */

       ne_ssl_set_verify, ne_ssl_trust_cert, ne_sock_init, ne_set_session_flag

       Joe Orton <>

neon 0.30.2                    30 September 2016          NE_SESSION_CREATE(3)