OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA

NAME

EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA, EVP_PKEY_set1_DSA, EVP_PKEY_set1_DH, EVP_PKEY_set1_EC_KEY, EVP_PKEY_get1_RSA, EVP_PKEY_get1_DSA, EVP_PKEY_get1_DH, EVP_PKEY_get1_EC_KEY, EVP_PKEY_get0_RSA, EVP_PKEY_get0_DSA, EVP_PKEY_get0_DH, EVP_PKEY_get0_EC_KEY, EVP_PKEY_assign_RSA, EVP_PKEY_assign_DSA, EVP_PKEY_assign_DH, EVP_PKEY_assign_EC_KEY, EVP_PKEY_get0_hmac, EVP_PKEY_type, EVP_PKEY_id, EVP_PKEY_base_id - EVP_PKEY assignment functions

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/evp.h>

 int EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey, RSA *key);
 int EVP_PKEY_set1_DSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey, DSA *key);
 int EVP_PKEY_set1_DH(EVP_PKEY *pkey, DH *key);
 int EVP_PKEY_set1_EC_KEY(EVP_PKEY *pkey, EC_KEY *key);

 RSA *EVP_PKEY_get1_RSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 DSA *EVP_PKEY_get1_DSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 DH *EVP_PKEY_get1_DH(EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 EC_KEY *EVP_PKEY_get1_EC_KEY(EVP_PKEY *pkey);

 const unsigned char *EVP_PKEY_get0_hmac(const EVP_PKEY *pkey, size_t *len);
 RSA *EVP_PKEY_get0_RSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 DSA *EVP_PKEY_get0_DSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 DH *EVP_PKEY_get0_DH(EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 EC_KEY *EVP_PKEY_get0_EC_KEY(EVP_PKEY *pkey);

 int EVP_PKEY_assign_RSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey, RSA *key);
 int EVP_PKEY_assign_DSA(EVP_PKEY *pkey, DSA *key);
 int EVP_PKEY_assign_DH(EVP_PKEY *pkey, DH *key);
 int EVP_PKEY_assign_EC_KEY(EVP_PKEY *pkey, EC_KEY *key);

 int EVP_PKEY_id(const EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 int EVP_PKEY_base_id(const EVP_PKEY *pkey);
 int EVP_PKEY_type(int type);

DESCRIPTION

EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_set1_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_set1_DH() and EVP_PKEY_set1_EC_KEY() set the key referenced by pkey to key.

EVP_PKEY_get1_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_get1_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_get1_DH() and EVP_PKEY_get1_EC_KEY() return the referenced key in pkey or NULL if the key is not of the correct type.

EVP_PKEY_get0_hmac(), EVP_PKEY_get0_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_get0_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_get0_DH() and EVP_PKEY_get0_EC_KEY() also return the referenced key in pkey or NULL if the key is not of the correct type but the reference count of the returned key is not incremented and so must not be freed up after use.

EVP_PKEY_assign_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_assign_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_assign_DH() and EVP_PKEY_assign_EC_KEY() also set the referenced key to key however these use the supplied key internally and so key will be freed when the parent pkey is freed.

EVP_PKEY_base_id() returns the type of pkey. For example an RSA key will return EVP_PKEY_RSA.

EVP_PKEY_id() returns the actual OID associated with pkey. Historically keys using the same algorithm could use different OIDs. For example an RSA key could use the OIDs corresponding to the NIDs NID_rsaEncryption (equivalent to EVP_PKEY_RSA) or NID_rsa (equivalent to EVP_PKEY_RSA2). The use of alternative non-standard OIDs is now rare so EVP_PKEY_RSA2 et al are not often seen in practice.

EVP_PKEY_type() returns the underlying type of the NID type. For example EVP_PKEY_type(EVP_PKEY_RSA2) will return EVP_PKEY_RSA.

NOTES

In accordance with the OpenSSL naming convention the key obtained from or assigned to the pkey using the 1 functions must be freed as well as pkey.

EVP_PKEY_assign_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_assign_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_assign_DH() and EVP_PKEY_assign_EC_KEY() are implemented as macros.

Most applications wishing to know a key type will simply call EVP_PKEY_base_id() and will not care about the actual type: which will be identical in almost all cases.

Previous versions of this document suggested using EVP_PKEY_type(pkey->type) to determine the type of a key. Since EVP_PKEY is now opaque this is no longer possible: the equivalent is EVP_PKEY_base_id(pkey).

RETURN VALUES

EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_set1_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_set1_DH() and EVP_PKEY_set1_EC_KEY() return 1 for success or 0 for failure.

EVP_PKEY_get1_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_get1_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_get1_DH() and EVP_PKEY_get1_EC_KEY() return the referenced key or NULL if an error occurred.

EVP_PKEY_assign_RSA(), EVP_PKEY_assign_DSA(), EVP_PKEY_assign_DH() and EVP_PKEY_assign_EC_KEY() return 1 for success and 0 for failure.

EVP_PKEY_base_id(), EVP_PKEY_id() and EVP_PKEY_type() return a key type or NID_undef (equivalently EVP_PKEY_NONE) on error.

SEE ALSO

EVP_PKEY_new

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