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EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl

NAME

EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl, EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl_str, EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl_uint64, EVP_PKEY_CTX_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_signature_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_signature_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_mac_key, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_padding, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_padding, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_pss_saltlen, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_pss_saltlen, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_bits, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_pubexp, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_primes, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_mgf1_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_mgf1_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_oaep_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_oaep_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_rsa_oaep_label, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_rsa_oaep_label, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dsa_paramgen_bits, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_prime_len, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_subprime_len, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_generator, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_type, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_rfc5114, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dhx_rfc5114, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_pad, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_nid, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_type, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_type, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_dh_kdf_oid, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_dh_kdf_oid, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_outlen, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_outlen, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_dh_kdf_ukm, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_dh_kdf_ukm, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ec_paramgen_curve_nid, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ec_param_enc, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_cofactor_mode, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_cofactor_mode, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_type, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_type, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_md, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_outlen, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_outlen, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_ecdh_kdf_ukm, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_ecdh_kdf_ukm, EVP_PKEY_CTX_set1_id, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id, EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id_len - algorithm specific control operations

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/evp.h>

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int keytype, int optype,
                       int cmd, int p1, void *p2);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl_uint64(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int keytype, int optype,
                              int cmd, uint64_t value);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl_str(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const char *type,
                           const char *value);

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int optype, int cmd, const char *md);

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_signature_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_signature_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD **pmd);

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_mac_key(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char *key, int len);

 #include <openssl/rsa.h>

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_padding(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int pad);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_padding(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int *pad);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_pss_saltlen(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_pss_saltlen(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int *len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_bits(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int mbits);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_pubexp(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, BIGNUM *pubexp);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_primes(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int primes);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_mgf1_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_mgf1_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD **md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_oaep_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_oaep_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD **md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_rsa_oaep_label(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char *label, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_rsa_oaep_label(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char **label);

 #include <openssl/dsa.h>

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dsa_paramgen_bits(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int nbits);

 #include <openssl/dh.h>

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_prime_len(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_subprime_len(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_generator(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int gen);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_type(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int type);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_pad(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int pad);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_nid(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int nid);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_rfc5114(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int rfc5114);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dhx_rfc5114(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int rfc5114);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_type(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int kdf);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_type(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_dh_kdf_oid(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, ASN1_OBJECT *oid);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_dh_kdf_oid(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, ASN1_OBJECT **oid);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD **md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_outlen(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_outlen(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int *len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_dh_kdf_ukm(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char *ukm, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_dh_kdf_ukm(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char **ukm);

 #include <openssl/ec.h>

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ec_paramgen_curve_nid(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int nid);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ec_param_enc(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int param_enc);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_cofactor_mode(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int cofactor_mode);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_cofactor_mode(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_type(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int kdf);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_type(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_md(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD **md);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_outlen(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_outlen(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, int *len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_ecdh_kdf_ukm(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char *ukm, int len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_ecdh_kdf_ukm(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, unsigned char **ukm);

 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_set1_id(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, void *id, size_t id_len);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, void *id);
 int EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id_len(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, size_t *id_len);

DESCRIPTION

The function EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl() sends a control operation to the context ctx. The key type used must match keytype if it is not -1. The parameter optype is a mask indicating which operations the control can be applied to. The control command is indicated in cmd and any additional arguments in p1 and p2.

For cmd = EVP_PKEY_CTRL_SET_MAC_KEY, p1 is the length of the MAC key, and p2 is MAC key. This is used by Poly1305, SipHash, HMAC and CMAC.

Applications will not normally call EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl() directly but will instead call one of the algorithm specific macros below.

The function EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl_uint64() is a wrapper that directly passes a uint64 value as p2 to EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl().

The function EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl_str() allows an application to send an algorithm specific control operation to a context ctx in string form. This is intended to be used for options specified on the command line or in text files. The commands supported are documented in the openssl utility command line pages for the option -pkeyopt which is supported by the pkeyutl, genpkey and req commands.

The function EVP_PKEY_CTX_md() sends a message digest control operation to the context ctx. The message digest is specified by its name md.

All the remaining "functions" are implemented as macros.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_signature_md() macro sets the message digest type used in a signature. It can be used in the RSA, DSA and ECDSA algorithms.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_signature_md() macro gets the message digest type used in a signature. It can be used in the RSA, DSA and ECDSA algorithms.

Key generation typically involves setting up parameters to be used and generating the private and public key data. Some algorithm implementations allow private key data to be set explicitly using the EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_mac_key() macro. In this case key generation is simply the process of setting up the parameters for the key and then setting the raw key data to the value explicitly provided by that macro. Normally applications would call EVP_PKEY_new_raw_private_key(3) or similar functions instead of this macro.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_mac_key() macro can be used with any of the algorithms supported by the EVP_PKEY_new_raw_private_key(3) function.

RSA parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_padding() macro sets the RSA padding mode for ctx. The pad parameter can take the value RSA_PKCS1_PADDING for PKCS#1 padding, RSA_SSLV23_PADDING for SSLv23 padding, RSA_NO_PADDING for no padding, RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING for OAEP padding (encrypt and decrypt only), RSA_X931_PADDING for X9.31 padding (signature operations only) and RSA_PKCS1_PSS_PADDING (sign and verify only).

Two RSA padding modes behave differently if EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_signature_md() is used. If this macro is called for PKCS#1 padding the plaintext buffer is an actual digest value and is encapsulated in a DigestInfo structure according to PKCS#1 when signing and this structure is expected (and stripped off) when verifying. If this control is not used with RSA and PKCS#1 padding then the supplied data is used directly and not encapsulated. In the case of X9.31 padding for RSA the algorithm identifier byte is added or checked and removed if this control is called. If it is not called then the first byte of the plaintext buffer is expected to be the algorithm identifier byte.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_padding() macro gets the RSA padding mode for ctx.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_pss_saltlen() macro sets the RSA PSS salt length to len. As its name implies it is only supported for PSS padding. Three special values are supported: RSA_PSS_SALTLEN_DIGEST sets the salt length to the digest length, RSA_PSS_SALTLEN_MAX sets the salt length to the maximum permissible value. When verifying RSA_PSS_SALTLEN_AUTO causes the salt length to be automatically determined based on the PSS block structure. If this macro is not called maximum salt length is used when signing and auto detection when verifying is used by default.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_pss_saltlen() macro gets the RSA PSS salt length for ctx. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_PSS_PADDING.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_bits() macro sets the RSA key length for RSA key generation to bits. If not specified 1024 bits is used.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_pubexp() macro sets the public exponent value for RSA key generation to pubexp. Currently it should be an odd integer. The pubexp pointer is used internally by this function so it should not be modified or freed after the call. If not specified 65537 is used.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_keygen_primes() macro sets the number of primes for RSA key generation to primes. If not specified 2 is used.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_mgf1_md() macro sets the MGF1 digest for RSA padding schemes to md. If not explicitly set the signing digest is used. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING or RSA_PKCS1_PSS_PADDING.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_mgf1_md() macro gets the MGF1 digest for ctx. If not explicitly set the signing digest is used. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING or RSA_PKCS1_PSS_PADDING.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_oaep_md() macro sets the message digest type used in RSA OAEP to md. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_rsa_oaep_md() macro gets the message digest type used in RSA OAEP to md. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_rsa_oaep_label() macro sets the RSA OAEP label to label and its length to len. If label is NULL or len is 0, the label is cleared. The library takes ownership of the label so the caller should not free the original memory pointed to by label. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_rsa_oaep_label() macro gets the RSA OAEP label to label. The return value is the label length. The padding mode must have been set to RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING. The resulting pointer is owned by the library and should not be freed by the caller.

DSA parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dsa_paramgen_bits() macro sets the number of bits used for DSA parameter generation to bits. If not specified 1024 is used.

DH parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_prime_len() macro sets the length of the DH prime parameter p for DH parameter generation. If this macro is not called then 1024 is used. Only accepts lengths greater than or equal to 256.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_subprime_len() macro sets the length of the DH optional subprime parameter q for DH parameter generation. The default is 256 if the prime is at least 2048 bits long or 160 otherwise. The DH paramgen type must have been set to x9.42.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_generator() macro sets DH generator to gen for DH parameter generation. If not specified 2 is used.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_paramgen_type() macro sets the key type for DH parameter generation. Use 0 for PKCS#3 DH and 1 for X9.42 DH. The default is 0.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_pad() macro sets the DH padding mode. If pad is 1 the shared secret is padded with zeroes up to the size of the DH prime p. If pad is zero (the default) then no padding is performed.

EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_nid() sets the DH parameters to values corresponding to nid as defined in RFC7919. The nid parameter must be NID_ffdhe2048, NID_ffdhe3072, NID_ffdhe4096, NID_ffdhe6144, NID_ffdhe8192 or NID_undef to clear the stored value. This macro can be called during parameter or key generation. The nid parameter and the rfc5114 parameter are mutually exclusive.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_rfc5114() and EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dhx_rfc5114() macros are synonymous. They set the DH parameters to the values defined in RFC5114. The rfc5114 parameter must be 1, 2 or 3 corresponding to RFC5114 sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. or 0 to clear the stored value. This macro can be called during parameter generation. The ctx must have a key type of EVP_PKEY_DHX. The rfc5114 parameter and the nid parameter are mutually exclusive.

DH key derivation function parameters

Note that all of the following functions require that the ctx parameter has a private key type of EVP_PKEY_DHX. When using key derivation, the output of EVP_PKEY_derive() is the output of the KDF instead of the DH shared secret. The KDF output is typically used as a Key Encryption Key (KEK) that in turn encrypts a Content Encryption Key (CEK).

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_type() macro sets the key derivation function type to kdf for DH key derivation. Possible values are EVP_PKEY_DH_KDF_NONE and EVP_PKEY_DH_KDF_X9_42 which uses the key derivation specified in RFC2631 (based on the keying algorithm described in X9.42). When using key derivation, the kdf_oid, kdf_md and kdf_outlen parameters must also be specified.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_type() macro gets the key derivation function type for ctx used for DH key derivation. Possible values are EVP_PKEY_DH_KDF_NONE and EVP_PKEY_DH_KDF_X9_42.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_dh_kdf_oid() macro sets the key derivation function object identifier to oid for DH key derivation. This OID should identify the algorithm to be used with the Content Encryption Key. The library takes ownership of the object identifier so the caller should not free the original memory pointed to by oid.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_dh_kdf_oid() macro gets the key derivation function oid for ctx used for DH key derivation. The resulting pointer is owned by the library and should not be freed by the caller.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_md() macro sets the key derivation function message digest to md for DH key derivation. Note that RFC2631 specifies that this digest should be SHA1 but OpenSSL tolerates other digests.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_md() macro gets the key derivation function message digest for ctx used for DH key derivation.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_dh_kdf_outlen() macro sets the key derivation function output length to len for DH key derivation.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_dh_kdf_outlen() macro gets the key derivation function output length for ctx used for DH key derivation.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_dh_kdf_ukm() macro sets the user key material to ukm and its length to len for DH key derivation. This parameter is optional and corresponds to the partyAInfo field in RFC2631 terms. The specification requires that it is 512 bits long but this is not enforced by OpenSSL. The library takes ownership of the user key material so the caller should not free the original memory pointed to by ukm.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_dh_kdf_ukm() macro gets the user key material for ctx. The return value is the user key material length. The resulting pointer is owned by the library and should not be freed by the caller.

EC parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ec_paramgen_curve_nid() sets the EC curve for EC parameter generation to nid. For EC parameter generation this macro must be called or an error occurs because there is no default curve. This function can also be called to set the curve explicitly when generating an EC key.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ec_param_enc() macro sets the EC parameter encoding to param_enc when generating EC parameters or an EC key. The encoding can be OPENSSL_EC_EXPLICIT_CURVE for explicit parameters (the default in versions of OpenSSL before 1.1.0) or OPENSSL_EC_NAMED_CURVE to use named curve form. For maximum compatibility the named curve form should be used. Note: the OPENSSL_EC_NAMED_CURVE value was only added to OpenSSL 1.1.0; previous versions should use 0 instead.

ECDH parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_cofactor_mode() macro sets the cofactor mode to cofactor_mode for ECDH key derivation. Possible values are 1 to enable cofactor key derivation, 0 to disable it and -1 to clear the stored cofactor mode and fallback to the private key cofactor mode.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_cofactor_mode() macro returns the cofactor mode for ctx used for ECDH key derivation. Possible values are 1 when cofactor key derivation is enabled and 0 otherwise.

ECDH key derivation function parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_type() macro sets the key derivation function type to kdf for ECDH key derivation. Possible values are EVP_PKEY_ECDH_KDF_NONE and EVP_PKEY_ECDH_KDF_X9_63 which uses the key derivation specified in X9.63. When using key derivation, the kdf_md and kdf_outlen parameters must also be specified.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_type() macro returns the key derivation function type for ctx used for ECDH key derivation. Possible values are EVP_PKEY_ECDH_KDF_NONE and EVP_PKEY_ECDH_KDF_X9_63.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_md() macro sets the key derivation function message digest to md for ECDH key derivation. Note that X9.63 specifies that this digest should be SHA1 but OpenSSL tolerates other digests.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_md() macro gets the key derivation function message digest for ctx used for ECDH key derivation.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_ecdh_kdf_outlen() macro sets the key derivation function output length to len for ECDH key derivation.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get_ecdh_kdf_outlen() macro gets the key derivation function output length for ctx used for ECDH key derivation.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set0_ecdh_kdf_ukm() macro sets the user key material to ukm for ECDH key derivation. This parameter is optional and corresponds to the shared info in X9.63 terms. The library takes ownership of the user key material so the caller should not free the original memory pointed to by ukm.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get0_ecdh_kdf_ukm() macro gets the user key material for ctx. The return value is the user key material length. The resulting pointer is owned by the library and should not be freed by the caller.

Other parameters

The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set1_id(), EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id() and EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id_len() macros are used to manipulate the special identifier field for specific signature algorithms such as SM2. The EVP_PKEY_CTX_set1_id() sets an ID pointed by id with the length id_len to the library. The library takes a copy of the id so that the caller can safely free the original memory pointed to by id. The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id_len() macro returns the length of the ID set via a previous call to EVP_PKEY_CTX_set1_id(). The length is usually used to allocate adequate memory for further calls to EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id(). The EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id() macro returns the previously set ID value to caller in id. The caller should allocate adequate memory space for the id before calling EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id().

RETURN VALUES

EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl() and its macros return a positive value for success and 0 or a negative value for failure. In particular a return value of -2 indicates the operation is not supported by the public key algorithm.

SEE ALSO

EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(3), EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3), EVP_PKEY_derive(3), EVP_PKEY_keygen(3)

HISTORY

EVP_PKEY_CTX_set1_id(), EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id() and EVP_PKEY_CTX_get1_id_len() macros were added in 1.1.1, other functions were first added to OpenSSL 1.0.0.

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