|EVP_DIGESTSIGNINIT(3)||Library Functions Manual||EVP_DIGESTSIGNINIT(3)|
*ctx, EVP_PKEY_CTX **pctx, const
EVP_MD *type, ENGINE *e,
*ctx, const void *d, size_t
*ctx, unsigned char *sig, size_t
EVP_DigestSignInit() sets up the signing
context ctx to use the digest
type from ENGINE
e and private key pkey.
ctx must be initialized with
calling this function. If pctx is not
NULL, the EVP_PKEY_CTX of the
signing operation will be written to *pctx: this can
be used to set alternative signing options.
cnt bytes of data at d into the
signature context ctx. This function can be called
several times on the same ctx to include additional
data. This function is currently implemented using a macro.
EVP_DigestSignFinal() signs the data in
ctx and places the signature in
sig. If sig is
NULL, then the maximum size of the output buffer is
written to *siglen. If sig is
NULL, then before the call
siglen should contain the length of the
sig buffer. If the call is successful, the signature
is written to sig and the amount of data written to
The EVP interface to digital signatures should almost always be used in preference to the low level interfaces. This is because the code then becomes transparent to the algorithm used and much more flexible.
In previous versions of OpenSSL, there was a link between message digest types and public key algorithms. This meant that "clone" digests such as EVP_dss1(3) needed to be used to sign using SHA1 and DSA. This is no longer necessary and the use of clone digest is now discouraged.
The call to
internally finalizes a copy of the digest context. This means that
EVP_DigestSignFinal() can be called later to digest
and sign additional data.
Since only a copy of the digest context is ever finalized, the context must be cleaned up after use by calling EVP_MD_CTX_free(3), or a memory leak will occur.
The use of EVP_PKEY_size(3) with these functions is discouraged because some signature operations may have a signature length which depends on the parameters set. As a result, EVP_PKEY_size(3) would have to return a value which indicates the maximum possible signature for any set of parameters.
EVP_DigestSignFinal() return 1 for success and 0 or a negative value for failure. In particular, a return value of -2 indicates the operation is not supported by the public key algorithm.
The error codes can be obtained from ERR_get_error(3).
EVP_DigestSignFinal() first appeared in OpenSSL 1.0.0 and have been available since OpenBSD 4.9.
|December 23, 2018||OpenBSD-current|