BN_mod_inverse.3ssl man page

BN_mod_inverse — compute inverse modulo n

Synopsis

#include <openssl/bn.h>
BIGNUM *BN_mod_inverse(BIGNUM *r, BIGNUM *a, const BIGNUM *n,
          BN_CTX *ctx);

Description

BN_mod_inverse() computes the inverse of a modulo n places the result in r ("(a*r)%n==1"). If r is NULL, a new BIGNUM is created.

ctx is a previously allocated BN_CTX used for temporary variables. r may be the same BIGNUM as a or n.

Return Values

BN_mod_inverse() returns the BIGNUM containing the inverse, and NULL on error. The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).

See Also

bn(3), ERR_get_error(3), BN_add(3)

History

BN_mod_inverse() is available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.

Info

2016-09-26 1.0.2j OpenSSL