openssl-dsaparam.1ossl - Man Page

DSA parameter manipulation and generation

Synopsis

openssl dsaparam [-help] [-inform DER|PEM] [-outform DER|PEM] [-in filename] [-out filename] [-noout] [-text] [-genkey] [-verbose] [-rand files] [-writerand file] [-engine id] [-provider name] [-provider-path path] [-propquery propq] [numbits]

Description

This command is used to manipulate or generate DSA parameter files.

DSA parameter generation can be a slow process and as a result the same set of DSA parameters is often used to generate several distinct keys.

Options

-help

Print out a usage message.

-inform DER|PEM

The DSA parameters input format; unspecified by default. See openssl-format-options(1) for details.

-outform DER|PEM

The DSA parameters output format; the default is PEM. See openssl-format-options(1) for details.

Parameters are a sequence of ASN.1 INTEGERs: p, q, and g. This is compatible with RFC 2459 DSS-Parms structure.

-in filename

This specifies the input filename to read parameters from or standard input if this option is not specified. If the numbits parameter is included then this option will be ignored.

-out filename

This specifies the output filename parameters to. Standard output is used if this option is not present. The output filename should not be the same as the input filename.

-noout

This option inhibits the output of the encoded version of the parameters.

-text

This option prints out the DSA parameters in human readable form.

-genkey

This option will generate a DSA either using the specified or generated parameters.

-verbose

Print extra details about the operations being performed.

-rand files, -writerand file

See “Random State Options” in openssl(1) for details.

-engine id

See “Engine Options” in openssl(1). This option is deprecated.

numbits

This option specifies that a parameter set should be generated of size numbits. It must be the last option. If this option is included then the input file (if any) is ignored.

-provider name
-provider-path path
-propquery propq

See “Provider Options” in openssl(1), provider(7), and property(7).

See Also

openssl(1), openssl-pkeyparam(1), openssl-gendsa(1), openssl-dsa(1), openssl-genrsa(1), openssl-rsa(1)

History

The -engine option was deprecated in OpenSSL 3.0.

The -C option was removed in OpenSSL 3.0.

Referenced By

openssl.1ossl(1), openssl-cmds.1ossl(1), openssl-dhparam.1ossl(1), openssl-dsa.1ossl(1), openssl-ecparam.1ossl(1), openssl-gendsa.1ossl(1).

2022-09-12 3.0.5 OpenSSL