OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

life_cycle-pkey

NAME

life_cycle-pkey - The PKEY algorithm life-cycle

DESCRIPTION

All public keys (PKEYs) go through a number of stages in their life-cycle:

start

This state represents the PKEY before it has been allocated. It is the starting state for any life-cycle transitions.

newed

This state represents the PKEY after it has been allocated.

decapsulate

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to perform a private key decapsulation opeartion.

decrypt

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to decrypt some ciphertext.

derive

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to derive a shared secret.

digest sign

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to perform a private key signature operation.

encapsulate

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to perform a public key encapsulation opeartion.

encrypt

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to encrypt some plaintext.

key generation

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to generate a new public/private key.

parameter generation

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to generate key parameters.

verify

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to verify a public key signature.

verify recover

This state represents the PKEY when it is ready to recover a public key signature data.

freed

This state is entered when the PKEY is freed. It is the terminal state for all life-cycle transitions.

State Transition Diagram

The usual life-cycle of a PKEY object is illustrated:

Formal State Transitions

This section defines all of the legal state transitions. This is the canonical list.

Function Call Current State
start newed digest
sign
verify verify
recover
encrypt decrypt derive encapsulate decapsulate parameter
generation
key
generation
freed
EVP_PKEY_CTX_new newed
EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id newed
EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_from_name newed
EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_from_pkey newed
EVP_PKEY_sign_init digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
digest
sign
EVP_PKEY_sign digest
sign
EVP_PKEY_verify_init verify verify verify verify verify verify verify verify verify verify verify
EVP_PKEY_verify verify
EVP_PKEY_verify_recover_init verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
verify
recover
EVP_PKEY_verify_recover verify
recover
EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt encrypt
EVP_PKEY_encrypt encrypt
EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt decrypt
EVP_PKEY_decrypt decrypt
EVP_PKEY_derive_init derive derive derive derive derive derive derive derive derive derive derive
EVP_PKEY_derive_set_peer derive
EVP_PKEY_derive derive
EVP_PKEY_encapsulate_init encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate encapsulate
EVP_PKEY_encapsulate encapsulate
EVP_PKEY_decapsulate_init decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate decapsulate
EVP_PKEY_decapsulate decapsulate
EVP_PKEY_paramgen_init parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
parameter
generation
EVP_PKEY_paramgen parameter
generation
EVP_PKEY_keygen_init key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
key
generation
EVP_PKEY_keygen key
generation
EVP_PKEY_gen parameter
generation
key
generation
EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_params newed digest
sign
verify verify
recover
encrypt decrypt derive encapsulate decapsulate parameter
generation
key
generation
EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_params newed digest
sign
verify verify
recover
encrypt decrypt derive encapsulate decapsulate parameter
generation
key
generation
EVP_PKEY_CTX_gettable_params newed digest
sign
verify verify
recover
encrypt decrypt derive encapsulate decapsulate parameter
generation
key
generation
EVP_PKEY_CTX_settable_params newed digest
sign
verify verify
recover
encrypt decrypt derive encapsulate decapsulate parameter
generation
key
generation
EVP_PKEY_CTX_free freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed

NOTES

At some point the EVP layer will begin enforcing the transitions described herein.

SEE ALSO

EVP_PKEY_new(3), EVP_PKEY_decapsulate(3), EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_encapsulate(3), EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_derive(3), EVP_PKEY_keygen(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3)

HISTORY

The provider PKEY interface was introduced in OpenSSL 3.0.

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