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BN_ZERO(3) Library Functions Manual BN_ZERO(3)

BN_zero, BN_one, BN_value_one, BN_set_word, BN_get_wordBIGNUM assignment operations

#include <openssl/bn.h>

BN_zero(BIGNUM *a);

BN_one(BIGNUM *a);

const BIGNUM *

BN_set_word(BIGNUM *a, BN_ULONG w);

BN_get_word(const BIGNUM *a);

BN_ULONG is a macro that expands to an unsigned integral type optimized for the most efficient implementation on the local platform. It is unsigned long (= uint64_t) on _LP64 platforms and unsigned int (= uint32_t) elsewhere.

(), (), and () set a to the values 0, 1 and w respectively.

() returns a BIGNUM constant of value 1. This constant is useful for comparisons and assignments.

BN_get_word() returns the value a, or a number with all bits set if a cannot be represented as a BN_ULONG.

BN_zero(), BN_one(), and BN_set_word() return 1 on success, 0 otherwise. BN_value_one() returns the constant.

BN_bn2bin(3), BN_new(3), BN_set_bit(3), BN_set_negative(3)

BN_zero(), BN_one(), BN_value_one(), and BN_set_word() first appeared in SSLeay 0.5.1. BN_get_word() first appeared in SSLeay 0.6.0. These functions have been available since OpenBSD 2.4.

Someone might change the constant.

If the value of a BIGNUM is equal to a BN_ULONG with all bits set, the return value of BN_get_word() collides with return value used to indicate errors.

BN_ULONG should probably be a typedef rather than a macro.

April 30, 2023 OpenBSD-current