NAME

DSA_new, DSA_free - allocate and free DSA objects

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/dsa.h>

 DSA* DSA_new(void);

 void DSA_free(DSA *dsa);

DESCRIPTION

DSA_new() allocates and initializes a DSA structure. It is equivalent to calling DSA_new_method(NULL).

DSA_free() frees the DSA structure and its components. The values are erased before the memory is returned to the system. If dsa is NULL nothing is done.

RETURN VALUES

If the allocation fails, DSA_new() returns NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by ERR_get_error. Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure.

DSA_free() returns no value.

SEE ALSO

dsa, ERR_get_error, DSA_generate_parameters, DSA_generate_key

HISTORY

DSA_new() and DSA_free() are available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.