gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits man page

gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits — API function

Synopsis

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

unsigned int gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits(gnutls_pk_algorithm_t algo, gnutls_sec_param_t param);

Arguments

gnutls_pk_algorithm_t algo
is a public key algorithm
gnutls_sec_param_t param
is a security parameter

Description

When generating private and public key pairs a difficult question is which size of "bits" the modulus will be in RSA and the group size in DSA. The easy answer is 1024, which is also wrong. This function will convert a human understandable security parameter to an appropriate size for the specific algorithm.

Returns

The number of bits, or (0).

Since

2.12.0

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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