RSA_NEW

Section: OpenSSL (3)
Updated: 2020-04-23
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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(3). Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly allocated structure.

RSA_free() returns no value.  

SEE ALSO

ERR_get_error(3), RSA_generate_key(3), RSA_new_method(3)  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2000-2016 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the ``License''). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.


 

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