Section: OpenSSL (7)
RSA-PSS - EVP_PKEY RSA-PSS algorithm support
The RSA-PSS EVP_PKEY
implementation is a restricted version of the RSA
algorithm which only supports signing, verification and key generation
padding modes with optional parameter restrictions.
It has associated private key and public key formats.
This algorithm shares several control operations with the RSA algorithm
but with some restrictions described below.
Signing and Verification
Signing and verification is similar to the RSA
algorithm except the
padding mode is always PSS.
If the key in use has parameter restrictions then
the corresponding signature parameters are set to the restrictions:
for example, if the key can only be used with digest SHA256, MGF1 SHA256
and minimum salt length 32 then the digest, MGF1
digest and salt length
will be set to SHA256, SHA256
and 32 respectively.
By default no parameter restrictions are placed on the generated key.
The public key format is documented in RFC4055.
The PKCS#8 private key format used for RSA-PSS keys is similar to the RSA
format except it uses the id-RSASSA-PSS OID and the parameters field, if
present, restricts the key parameters in the same way as the public key.
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