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EVP_PKEY_CTX_NEW(3) Library Functions Manual EVP_PKEY_CTX_NEW(3)

EVP_PKEY_CTX_new, EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id, EVP_PKEY_CTX_dup, EVP_PKEY_CTX_freepublic key algorithm context functions

#include <openssl/evp.h>


EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id(int id, ENGINE *e);



The () function allocates a public key algorithm context using the algorithm specified in pkey and using e unless it is NULL. If pkey is associated with an engine, that engine is used and e is ignored.

The () function allocates a public key algorithm context using the algorithm specified by id and using e unless it is NULL. It is normally used when no EVP_PKEY structure is associated with the operations, for example during parameter generation of key generation for some algorithms. The id argument can be any of the constants that EVP_PKEY_base_id(3) and EVP_PKEY_id(3) may return.

() duplicates the context ctx.

() frees up the context ctx. If ctx is a NULL pointer, no action occurs.

EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(), EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id(), and EVP_PKEY_CTX_dup() return either the newly allocated EVP_PKEY_CTX structure or NULL if an error occurred.

EVP_DigestSignInit(3), EVP_DigestVerifyInit(3), EVP_PKEY_base_id(3), EVP_PKEY_CTX_ctrl(3), EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_derive(3), EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_keygen(3), EVP_PKEY_meth_set_init(3), EVP_PKEY_new(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3), RSA_pkey_ctx_ctrl(3), X25519(3)

These functions first appeared in OpenSSL 1.0.0 and have been available since OpenBSD 4.9.

The EVP_PKEY_CTX structure is an opaque public key algorithm context used by the OpenSSL high level public key API. Contexts be shared between threads. It is not permissible to use the same context simultaneously in two threads.

June 24, 2020 OpenBSD-6.9