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DSA_SIGN(3) Library Functions Manual DSA_SIGN(3)

DSA_sign, DSA_sign_setup, DSA_verify
DSA signatures

#include <openssl/dsa.h>

int
DSA_sign(int type, const unsigned char *dgst, int len, unsigned char *sigret, unsigned int *siglen, DSA *dsa);

int
DSA_sign_setup(DSA *dsa, BN_CTX *ctx, BIGNUM **kinvp, BIGNUM **rp);

int
DSA_verify(int type, const unsigned char *dgst, int len, unsigned char *sigbuf, int siglen, DSA *dsa);

DSA_sign() computes a digital signature on the len byte message digest dgst using the private key dsa and places its ASN.1 DER encoding at sigret. The length of the signature is placed in *siglen. sigret must point to DSA_size(dsa) bytes of memory.

DSA_sign_setup() may be used to precompute part of the signing operation in case signature generation is time-critical. It expects dsa to contain DSA parameters. It places the precomputed values in newly allocated BIGNUMs at *kinvp and *rp, after freeing the old ones unless kinvp and rp are NULL. These values may be passed to DSA_sign() in dsa->kinv and dsa->r. ctx is a pre-allocated BN_CTX or NULL.

DSA_verify() verifies that the signature sigbuf of size siglen matches a given message digest dgst of size len. dsa is the signer's public key.

The type parameter is ignored.

DSA_sign() and DSA_sign_setup() return 1 on success or 0 on error. DSA_verify() returns 1 for a valid signature, 0 for an incorrect signature, and -1 on error. The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).

DSA_do_sign(3), DSA_get0_key(3), DSA_new(3), ERR_get_error(3), RAND_bytes(3)

US Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS 186 (Digital Signature Standard, DSS), ANSI X9.30

DSA_sign() and DSA_verify() first appeared in SSLeay 0.6.0. DSA_sign_setup() first appeared in SSLeay 0.8.0. All these functions have been available since OpenBSD 2.4.
March 27, 2018 OpenBSD-current