engine.1ssl man page

engine — load and query engines

Synopsis

openssl engine [ engine... ] [-v] [-vv] [-vvv] [-vvv] [-vvv] [-c] [-t] [-tt] [-pre command] [-post command] [ engine... ]

Description

The engine command is used to query the status and capabilities of the specified engine's. Engines may be specified before and after all other command-line flags. Only those specified are queried.

Options

-v -vv -vvv -vvvv
Provides information about each specified engine. The first flag lists all the possible run-time control commands; the second adds a description of each command; the third adds the input flags, and the final option adds the internal input flags.
-c
Lists the capabilities of each engine.
-t
Tests if each specified engine is available, and displays the answer.
-tt
Displays an error trace for any unavailable engine.
-pre command
-post command
Command-line configuration of engines. The -pre command is given to the engine before it is loaded and the -post command is given after the engine is loaded. The command is of the form cmd:val where cmd is the command, and val is the value for the command. See the example below.

Example

To list all the commands available to a dynamic engine:

% openssl engine -t -tt -vvvv dynamic
(dynamic) Dynamic engine loading support
     [ unavailable ]
     SO_PATH: Specifies the path to the new ENGINE shared library
          (input flags): STRING
     NO_VCHECK: Specifies to continue even if version checking fails (boolean)
          (input flags): NUMERIC
     ID: Specifies an ENGINE id name for loading
          (input flags): STRING
     LIST_ADD: Whether to add a loaded ENGINE to the internal list (0=no,1=yes,2=mandatory)
          (input flags): NUMERIC
     DIR_LOAD: Specifies whether to load from 'DIR_ADD' directories (0=no,1=yes,2=mandatory)
          (input flags): NUMERIC
     DIR_ADD: Adds a directory from which ENGINEs can be loaded
          (input flags): STRING
     LOAD: Load up the ENGINE specified by other settings
          (input flags): NO_INPUT

To list the capabilities of the rsax engine:

% openssl engine -c
(rsax) RSAX engine support
 [RSA]
(dynamic) Dynamic engine loading support

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2016-11-22 1.1.0c OpenSSL