OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

RSA_new

NAME

RSA_new, RSA_free - allocate and free RSA objects

SYNOPSIS

 #include <openssl/rsa.h>

 RSA * RSA_new(void);

 void RSA_free(RSA *rsa);

DESCRIPTION

RSA_new() allocates and initializes an RSA structure. It is equivalent to calling RSA_new_method(NULL).

RSA_free() frees the RSA structure and its components. The key is erased before the memory is returned to the system. If rsa is NULL nothing is done.

RETURN VALUES

If the allocation fails, RSA_new() returns NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by ERR_get_error. Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure.

RSA_free() returns no value.

SEE ALSO

ERR_get_error, rsa, RSA_generate_key, RSA_new_method

HISTORY

RSA_new() and RSA_free() are available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.