DH_get0_pqg.3ssl man page

DH_get0_pqg, DH_set0_pqg, DH_get0_key, DH_set0_key, DH_clear_flags, DH_test_flags, DH_set_flags, DH_get0_engine, DH_get_length, DH_set_length — Routines for getting and setting data in a DH object

Synopsis

#include <openssl/dh.h>
void DH_get0_pqg(const DH *dh,
                 const BIGNUM **p, const BIGNUM **q, const BIGNUM **g);
int DH_set0_pqg(DH *dh, BIGNUM *p, BIGNUM *q, BIGNUM *g);
void DH_get0_key(const DH *dh,
                 const BIGNUM **pub_key, const BIGNUM **priv_key);
int DH_set0_key(DH *dh, BIGNUM *pub_key, BIGNUM *priv_key);
void DH_clear_flags(DH *dh, int flags);
int DH_test_flags(const DH *dh, int flags);
void DH_set_flags(DH *dh, int flags);
ENGINE *DH_get0_engine(DH *d);
long DH_get_length(const DH *dh);
int DH_set_length(DH *dh, long length);

Description

A DH object contains the parameters p, q and g. Note that the q parameter is optional. It also contains a public key (pub_key) and (optionally) a private key (priv_key).

The p, q and g parameters can be obtained by calling DH_get0_pqg(). If the parameters have not yet been set then *p, *q and *g will be set to NULL. Otherwise they are set to pointers to their respective values. These point directly to the internal representations of the values and therefore should not be freed directly.

The p, q and g values can be set by calling DH_set0_pqg() and passing the new values for p, q and g as parameters to the function. Calling this function transfers the memory management of the values to the DH object, and therefore the values that have been passed in should not be freed directly after this function has been called. The q parameter may be NULL.

To get the public and private key values use the DH_get0_key() function. A pointer to the public key will be stored in *pub_key, and a pointer to the private key will be stored in *priv_key. Either may be NULL if they have not been set yet, although if the private key has been set then the public key must be. The values point to the internal representation of the public key and private key values. This memory should not be freed directly.

The public and private key values can be set using DH_set0_key(). The public key must be non-NULL the first time this function is called on a given DH object. The private key may be NULL. On subsequent calls, either may be NULL, which means the corresponding DH field is left untouched. As for DH_set0_pqg() this function transfers the memory management of the key values to the DH object, and therefore they should not be freed directly after this function has been called.

DH_set_flags() sets the flags in the flags parameter on the DH object. Multiple flags can be passed in one go (bitwise ORed together). Any flags that are already set are left set. DH_test_flags() tests to see whether the flags passed in the flags parameter are currently set in the DH object. Multiple flags can be tested in one go. All flags that are currently set are returned, or zero if none of the flags are set. DH_clear_flags() clears the specified flags within the DH object.

DH_get0_engine() returns a handle to the ENGINE that has been set for this DH object, or NULL if no such ENGINE has been set.

The DH_get_length() and DH_set_length() functions get and set the optional length parameter associated with this DH object. If the length is non-zero then it is used, otherwise it is ignored. The length parameter indicates the length of the secret exponent (private key) in bits.

Notes

Values retrieved with DH_get0_key() are owned by the DH object used in the call and may therefore not be passed to DH_set0_key(). If needed, duplicate the received value using BN_dup() and pass the duplicate. The same applies to DH_get0_pqg() and DH_set0_pqg().

Return Values

DH_set0_pqg() and DH_set0_key() return 1 on success or 0 on failure.

DH_test_flags() returns the current state of the flags in the DH object.

DH_get0_engine() returns the ENGINE set for the DH object or NULL if no ENGINE has been set.

DH_get_length() returns the length of the secret exponent (private key) in bits, or zero if no such length has been explicitly set.

See Also

dh(3), DH_new(3), DH_generate_parameters(3), DH_generate_key(3), DH_set_method(3), DH_size(3), DH_meth_new(3)

History

The functions described here were added in OpenSSL version 1.1.0.

Info

2016-11-22 1.1.0c OpenSSL