EVP_PKEY_new.3ssl man page

EVP_PKEY_new, EVP_PKEY_free — private key allocation functions.

Synopsis

#include <openssl/evp.h>
EVP_PKEY *EVP_PKEY_new(void);
void EVP_PKEY_free(EVP_PKEY *key);

Description

The EVP_PKEY_new() function allocates an empty EVP_PKEY structure which is used by OpenSSL to store private keys.

EVP_PKEY_free() frees up the private key key.

Notes

The EVP_PKEY structure is used by various OpenSSL functions which require a general private key without reference to any particular algorithm.

The structure returned by EVP_PKEY_new() is empty. To add a private key to this empty structure the functions described in EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(3) should be used.

Return Values

EVP_PKEY_new() returns either the newly allocated EVP_PKEY structure of NULL if an error occurred.

EVP_PKEY_free() does not return a value.

See Also

EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(3)

History

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Info

2016-09-26 1.0.2j OpenSSL