OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

EVP_KDF-PVKKDF

NAME

EVP_KDF-PVKKDF - The PVK EVP_KDF implementation

DESCRIPTION

Support for computing the PVK KDF PIN-based KDF through the EVP_KDF API.

The EVP_KDF-PVKKDF algorithm implements a PVK PIN-based key derivation function; it derives a key from a password using a salt.

Identity

"PVKKDF" is the name for this implementation; it can be used with the EVP_KDF_fetch() function.

Supported parameters

The supported parameters are:

"pass" (OSSL_KDF_PARAM_PASSWORD) <octet string>
"salt" (OSSL_KDF_PARAM_SALT) <octet string>
"properties" (OSSL_KDF_PARAM_PROPERTIES) <UTF8 string>
"digest" (OSSL_KDF_PARAM_DIGEST) <UTF8 string>

These parameters work as described in "PARAMETERS" in EVP_KDF(3).

NOTES

A typical application of this algorithm is to derive keying material for an encryption algorithm from a password in the "pass" and a salt in "salt".

No assumption is made regarding the given password; it is simply treated as a byte sequence.

The legacy provider needs to be available in order to access this algorithm.

SEE ALSO

EVP_KDF(3), EVP_KDF_CTX_new(3), EVP_KDF_CTX_free(3), EVP_KDF_CTX_set_params(3), EVP_KDF_derive(3), "PARAMETERS" in EVP_KDF(3), OSSL_PROVIDER-legacy(7)

HISTORY

This functionality was added to OpenSSL 3.0.

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