gnutls_prf_rfc5705 man page

gnutls_prf_rfc5705 — API function

Synopsis

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_prf_rfc5705(gnutls_session_t session, size_t label_size, const char * label, size_t context_size, const char * context, size_t outsize, char * out);

Arguments

gnutls_session_t session
is a gnutls_session_t type.
size_t label_size
length of the label variable.
const char * label
label used in PRF computation, typically a short string.
size_t context_size
length of the extra variable.
const char * context
optional extra data to seed the PRF with.
size_t outsize
size of pre-allocated output buffer to hold the output.
char * out
pre-allocated buffer to hold the generated data.

Description

Applies the TLS Pseudo-Random-Function (PRF) on the master secret and the provided data, seeded with the client and server random fields, as specified in RFC5705.

The label variable usually contains a string denoting the purpose for the generated data. The server_random_first indicates whether the client random field or the server random field should be first in the seed. Non-zero indicates that the server random field is first, 0 that the client random field is first.

The context variable can be used to add more data to the seed, after the random variables. It can be used to make sure the generated output is strongly connected to some additional data (e.g., a string used in user authentication).

The output is placed in out , which must be pre-allocated.

Note that, to provide the RFC5705 context, the context variable must be non-null.

Returns

GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an error code.

Since

3.4.4

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bugs@gnutls.org>.
Home page: http://www.gnutls.org

See Also

The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the /usr/share/doc/gnutls/ directory does not contain the HTML form visit

http://www.gnutls.org/manual/

Info

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