BN_zero.3ssl man page

BN_zero, BN_one, BN_value_one, BN_set_word, BN_get_word — BIGNUM assignment operations

Synopsis

 #include <openssl/bn.h>

 void BN_zero(BIGNUM *a);
 int BN_one(BIGNUM *a);

 const BIGNUM *BN_value_one(void);

 int BN_set_word(BIGNUM *a, BN_ULONG w);
 unsigned BN_ULONG BN_get_word(BIGNUM *a);

Description

BN_ULONG is a macro that will be an unsigned integral type optimized for the most efficient implementation on the local platform.

BN_zero(), BN_one() and BN_set_word() set a to the values 0, 1 and w respectively.  BN_zero() and BN_one() are macros.

BN_value_one() returns a BIGNUM constant of value 1. This constant is useful for use in comparisons and assignment.

BN_get_word() returns a, if it can be represented as a BN_ULONG.

Return Values

BN_get_word() returns the value a, or all-bits-set if a cannot be represented as a single integer.

BN_one() and BN_set_word() return 1 on success, 0 otherwise. BN_value_one() returns the constant. BN_zero() never fails and returns no value.

Bugs

If a BIGNUM is equal to the value of all-bits-set, it will collide with the error condition returned by BN_get_word() which uses that as an error value.

BN_ULONG should probably be a typedef.

See Also

BN_bn2bin(3)

History

In OpenSSL 0.9.8, BN_zero() was changed to not return a value; previous versions returned an int.

Referenced By

bn.3ssl(3), BN_bn2bin.3ssl(3).

2018-09-11 1.1.1 OpenSSL