DSA_new.3ssl man page

DSA_new, DSA_free — allocate and free DSA objects

Synopsis

#include <openssl/dsa.h>
DSA* DSA_new(void);
void DSA_free(DSA *dsa);

Description

DSA_new() allocates and initializes a DSA structure. It is equivalent to calling DSA_new_method(NULL).

DSA_free() frees the DSA structure and its components. The values are erased before the memory is returned to the system.

Return Values

If the allocation fails, DSA_new() returns NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3). Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure.

DSA_free() returns no value.

See Also

dsa(3), ERR_get_error(3), DSA_generate_parameters(3), DSA_generate_key(3)

History

DSA_new() and DSA_free() are available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.

Info

2016-09-26 1.0.2j OpenSSL