BN_mod_exp_mont.3ossl - Man Page

Montgomery exponentiation

Synopsis

 #include <openssl/bn.h>

 int BN_mod_exp_mont(BIGNUM *rr, const BIGNUM *a, const BIGNUM *p,
                     const BIGNUM *m, BN_CTX *ctx, BN_MONT_CTX *in_mont);

 int BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime(BIGNUM *rr, const BIGNUM *a, const BIGNUM *p,
                               const BIGNUM *m, BN_CTX *ctx,
                               BN_MONT_CTX *in_mont);

 int BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime_x2(BIGNUM *rr1, const BIGNUM *a1,
                                  const BIGNUM *p1, const BIGNUM *m1,
                                  BN_MONT_CTX *in_mont1, BIGNUM *rr2,
                                  const BIGNUM *a2, const BIGNUM *p2,
                                  const BIGNUM *m2, BN_MONT_CTX *in_mont2,
                                  BN_CTX *ctx);

Description

BN_mod_exp_mont() computes a to the p-th power modulo m (rr=a^p % m) using Montgomery multiplication. in_mont is a Montgomery context and can be NULL. In the case in_mont is NULL, it will be initialized within the function, so you can save time on initialization if you provide it in advance.

BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime() computes a to the p-th power modulo m (rr=a^p % m) using Montgomery multiplication. It is a variant of BN_mod_exp_mont(3) that uses fixed windows and the special precomputation memory layout to limit data-dependency to a minimum to protect secret exponents. It is called automatically when BN_mod_exp_mont(3) is called with parameters a, p, m, any of which have BN_FLG_CONSTTIME flag.

BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime_x2() computes two independent exponentiations a1 to the p1-th power modulo m1 (rr1=a1^p1 % m1) and a2 to the p2-th power modulo m2 (rr2=a2^p2 % m2) using Montgomery multiplication. For some fixed and equal modulus sizes m1 and m2 it uses optimizations that allow to speedup two exponentiations. In all other cases the function reduces to two calls of BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime(3).

Return Values

For all functions 1 is returned for success, 0 on error. The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).

See Also

ERR_get_error(3), BN_mod_exp_mont(3)

Referenced By

The man pages BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime.3ossl(3) and BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime_x2.3ossl(3) are aliases of BN_mod_exp_mont.3ossl(3).

2021-09-09 3.0.0 OpenSSL