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RSA_check_key(3)
NAMERSA_check_key - validate private RSA keys
SYNOPSIS#include <openssl/rsa.h> int RSA_check_key_ex(RSA *rsa, BN_GENCB *cb); int RSA_check_key(RSA *rsa);
DESCRIPTION
It does not work on RSA public keys that have only the modulus and public exponent elements populated. It also checks that d*e = 1 mod (p-1*q-1), and that dmp1, dmq1 and iqmp are set correctly or are NULL. It performs integrity checks on all the RSA key material, so the RSA key structure must contain all the private key data too. Therefore, it cannot be used with any arbitrary RSA key object, even if it is otherwise fit for regular RSA operation. The cb parameter is a callback that will be invoked in the same manner as BN_is_prime_ex(3).
RETURN VALUE
If the key is invalid or an error occurred, the reason code can be obtained using ERR_get_error(3).
NOTESUnlike most other RSA functions, this function does not work transparently with any underlying ENGINE implementation because it uses the key data in the RSA structure directly. An ENGINE implementation can override the way key data is stored and handled, and can even provide support for HSM keys - in which case the RSA structure may contain no key data at all! If the ENGINE in question is only being used for acceleration or analysis purposes, then in all likelihood the RSA key data is complete and untouched, but this can't be assumed in the general case.
BUGS
A method of verifying the RSA key using opaque RSA API functions might need
to be considered. Right now
SEE ALSOBN_is_prime_ex(3), rsa(3), ERR_get_error(3)
HISTORY
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