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D2I_PRIVATEKEY(3) OpenSSL D2I_PRIVATEKEY(3)

NAME

d2i_PrivateKey, d2i_PublicKey, d2i_AutoPrivateKey, i2d_PrivateKey, i2d_PublicKey, d2i_PrivateKey_bio, d2i_PrivateKey_fp - decode and encode functions for reading and saving EVP_PKEY structures

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/evp.h>
 EVP_PKEY *d2i_PrivateKey(int type, EVP_PKEY **a, const unsigned char **pp,
                          long length);
 EVP_PKEY *d2i_PublicKey(int type, EVP_PKEY **a, const unsigned char **pp,
                         long length);
 EVP_PKEY *d2i_AutoPrivateKey(EVP_PKEY **a, const unsigned char **pp,
                              long length);
 int i2d_PrivateKey(EVP_PKEY *a, unsigned char **pp);
 int i2d_PublicKey(EVP_PKEY *a, unsigned char **pp);
 EVP_PKEY *d2i_PrivateKey_bio(BIO *bp, EVP_PKEY **a);
 EVP_PKEY *d2i_PrivateKey_fp(FILE *fp, EVP_PKEY **a)

DESCRIPTION

d2i_PrivateKey() decodes a private key using algorithm type. It attempts to use any key specific format or PKCS#8 unencrypted PrivateKeyInfo format. The type parameter should be a public key algorithm constant such as EVP_PKEY_RSA. An error occurs if the decoded key does not match type. d2i_PublicKey() does the same for public keys.
d2i_AutoPrivateKey() is similar to d2i_PrivateKey() except it attempts to automatically detect the private key format.
i2d_PrivateKey() encodes key. It uses a key specific format or, if none is defined for that key type, PKCS#8 unencrypted PrivateKeyInfo format. i2d_PublicKey() does the same for public keys.
These functions are similar to the d2i_X509() functions; see d2i_X509(3).

NOTES

All these functions use DER format and unencrypted keys. Applications wishing to encrypt or decrypt private keys should use other functions such as d2i_PKC8PrivateKey() instead.
If the *a is not NULL when calling d2i_PrivateKey() or d2i_AutoPrivateKey() (i.e. an existing structure is being reused) and the key format is PKCS#8 then *a will be freed and replaced on a successful call.

RETURN VALUES

d2i_PrivateKey() and d2i_AutoPrivateKey() return a valid EVP_KEY structure or NULL if an error occurs. The error code can be obtained by calling ERR_get_error(3).
i2d_PrivateKey() returns the number of bytes successfully encoded or a negative value if an error occurs. The error code can be obtained by calling ERR_get_error(3).

SEE ALSO

crypto(7), d2i_PKCS8PrivateKey_bio(3)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2017 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.
Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License"). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.
2017-11-02 1.1.0g