RSA_generate_key_ex, RSA_generate_key - generate RSA key pair
#include <openssl/rsa.h>
int RSA_generate_key_ex(RSA *rsa, int bits, BIGNUM *e, BN_GENCB *cb);
Deprecated:
RSA *RSA_generate_key(int num, unsigned long e, void (*callback)(int,int,void *), void *cb_arg);
RSA_generate_key_ex()
generates a key pair and stores it in the RSA
structure provided in rsa. The pseudo-random number generator must
be seeded prior to calling RSA_generate_key_ex()
.
The modulus size will be of length bits, and the public exponent will be e. Key sizes with num < 1024 should be considered insecure. The exponent is an odd number, typically 3, 17 or 65537.
A callback function may be used to provide feedback about the
progress of the key generation. If cb is not NULL, it
will be called as follows using the BN_GENCB_call()
function
described on the BN_generate_prime page.
While a random prime number is generated, it is called as described in BN_generate_prime.
When the n-th randomly generated prime is rejected as not suitable for the key, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 2, n) is called.
When a random p has been found with p-1 relatively prime to e, it is called as BN_GENCB_call(cb, 3, 0).
The process is then repeated for prime q with BN_GENCB_call(cb, 3, 1).
RSA_generate_key is deprecated (new applications should use RSA_generate_key_ex instead). RSA_generate_key works in the same was as RSA_generate_key_ex except it uses "old style" call backs. See BN_generate_prime for further details.
If key generation fails, RSA_generate_key()
returns NULL.
The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error.
BN_GENCB_call(cb, 2, x) is used with two different meanings.
RSA_generate_key()
goes into an infinite loop for illegal input values.
ERR_get_error, rand, rsa, RSA_free, BN_generate_prime
The cb_arg argument was added in SSLeay 0.9.0.