RSA_private_encrypt.3ossl - Man Page

low-level signature operations

Synopsis

 #include <openssl/rsa.h>

The following functions have been deprecated since OpenSSL 3.0, and can be hidden entirely by defining OPENSSL_API_COMPAT with a suitable version value, see openssl_user_macros(7):

 int RSA_private_encrypt(int flen, unsigned char *from,
                         unsigned char *to, RSA *rsa, int padding);

 int RSA_public_decrypt(int flen, unsigned char *from,
                        unsigned char *to, RSA *rsa, int padding);

Description

Both of the functions described on this page are deprecated. Applications should instead use EVP_PKEY_sign_init_ex(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover_init(3), and EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3).

These functions handle RSA signatures at a low-level.

RSA_private_encrypt() signs the flen bytes at from (usually a message digest with an algorithm identifier) using the private key rsa and stores the signature in to. to must point to RSA_size(rsa) bytes of memory.

padding denotes one of the following modes:

RSA_PKCS1_PADDING

PKCS #1 v1.5 padding. This function does not handle the algorithmIdentifier specified in PKCS #1. When generating or verifying PKCS #1 signatures, RSA_sign(3) and RSA_verify(3) should be used.

RSA_NO_PADDING

Raw RSA signature. This mode should only be used to implement cryptographically sound padding modes in the application code. Signing user data directly with RSA is insecure.

RSA_public_decrypt() recovers the message digest from the flen bytes long signature at from using the signer's public key rsa. to must point to a memory section large enough to hold the message digest (which is smaller than RSA_size(rsa) - 11). padding is the padding mode that was used to sign the data.

Return Values

RSA_private_encrypt() returns the size of the signature (i.e., RSA_size(rsa)). RSA_public_decrypt() returns the size of the recovered message digest.

On error, -1 is returned; the error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).

See Also

ERR_get_error(3), RSA_sign(3), RSA_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3)

History

Both of these functions were deprecated in OpenSSL 3.0.

Referenced By

RSA_sign.3ossl(3).

The man page RSA_public_decrypt.3ossl(3) is an alias of RSA_private_encrypt.3ossl(3).

2022-07-22 3.0.5 OpenSSL