EC_KEY_get_enc_flags.3ssl man page

EC_KEY_get_enc_flags, EC_KEY_set_enc_flags — Get and set flags for encoding EC_KEY structures


#include <openssl/ec.h>
unsigned int EC_KEY_get_enc_flags(const EC_KEY *key);
void EC_KEY_set_enc_flags(EC_KEY *eckey, unsigned int flags);


The format of the external representation of the public key written by i2d_ECPrivateKey() (such as whether it is stored in a compressed form or not) is described by the point_conversion_form. See EC_GROUP_copy(3) for a description of point_conversion_form.

When reading a private key encoded without an associated public key (e.g. if EC_PKEY_NO_PUBKEY has been used - see below), then d2i_ECPrivateKey() generates the missing public key automatically. Private keys encoded without parameters (e.g. if EC_PKEY_NO_PARAMETERS has been used - see below) cannot be loaded using d2i_ECPrivateKey().

The functions EC_KEY_get_enc_flags() and EC_KEY_set_enc_flags() get and set the value of the encoding flags for the key. There are two encoding flags currently defined - EC_PKEY_NO_PARAMETERS and EC_PKEY_NO_PUBKEY. These flags define the behaviour of how the key is converted into ASN1 in a call to i2d_ECPrivateKey(). If EC_PKEY_NO_PARAMETERS is set then the public parameters for the curve are not encoded along with the private key. If EC_PKEY_NO_PUBKEY is set then the public key is not encoded along with the private key.

Return Values

EC_KEY_get_enc_flags() returns the value of the current encoding flags for the EC_KEY.

See Also

crypto(3), ec(3), EC_GROUP_new(3), EC_GROUP_copy(3), EC_POINT_new(3), EC_POINT_add(3), EC_GFp_simple_method(3), d2i_ECPKParameters(3), d2i_ECPrivateKey(3)


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