gnutls_privkey_generate

gnutls_privkey_generate(3)           gnutls           gnutls_privkey_generate(3)



NAME
       gnutls_privkey_generate - API function

SYNOPSIS
       #include <gnutls/abstract.h>

       int gnutls_privkey_generate(gnutls_privkey_t pkey, gnutls_pk_algorithm_t
       algo, unsigned int bits, unsigned int flags);

ARGUMENTS
       gnutls_privkey_t pkey
                   An initialized private key

       gnutls_pk_algorithm_t algo
                   is one of the algorithms in gnutls_pk_algorithm_t.

       unsigned int bits
                   the size of the parameters to generate

       unsigned int flags
                   Must be zero or flags from gnutls_privkey_flags_t.

DESCRIPTION
       This function will generate a random private key. Note that this function
       must be called on an initialized private key.

       The flag GNUTLS_PRIVKEY_FLAG_PROVABLE instructs the key generation
       process to use algorithms like Shawe-Taylor (from FIPS PUB186-4) which
       generate provable parameters out of a seed for RSA and DSA keys. See
       gnutls_privkey_generate2() for more information.

       Note that when generating an elliptic curve key, the curve can be
       substituted in the place of the bits parameter using the
       GNUTLS_CURVE_TO_BITS() macro. The input to the macro is any curve from
       gnutls_ecc_curve_t.

       For DSA keys, if the subgroup size needs to be specified check the
       GNUTLS_SUBGROUP_TO_BITS() macro.

       It is recommended to do not set the number of  bits directly, use
       gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits() instead .

       See also gnutls_privkey_generate2().

RETURNS
       On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise a negative error
       value.

SINCE
       3.3.0

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bugs@gnutls.org>.
       Home page: https://www.gnutls.org


COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2001-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc., and others.
       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are
       permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and
       this notice are preserved.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the /usr/share/doc/gnutls/ directory does not contain the HTML form visit

       https://www.gnutls.org/manual/

gnutls                               3.6.13           gnutls_privkey_generate(3)