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DSA_generate_parameters(3)          OpenSSL         DSA_generate_parameters(3)



NAME
       DSA_generate_parameters_ex, DSA_generate_parameters - generate DSA
       parameters

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/dsa.h>

        int DSA_generate_parameters_ex(DSA *dsa, int bits,
                                       const unsigned char *seed, int seed_len,
                                       int *counter_ret, unsigned long *h_ret,
                                       BN_GENCB *cb);

       Deprecated:

        #if OPENSSL_API_COMPAT < 0x00908000L
        DSA *DSA_generate_parameters(int bits, unsigned char *seed, int seed_len,
                                     int *counter_ret, unsigned long *h_ret,
                                     void (*callback)(int, int, void *), void *cb_arg);
        #endif

DESCRIPTION
       DSA_generate_parameters_ex() generates primes p and q and a generator g
       for use in the DSA and stores the result in dsa.

       bits is the length of the prime p to be generated.  For lengths under
       2048 bits, the length of q is 160 bits; for lengths greater than or
       equal to 2048 bits, the length of q is set to 256 bits.

       If seed is NULL, the primes will be generated at random.  If seed_len
       is less than the length of q, an error is returned.

       DSA_generate_parameters_ex() places the iteration count in *counter_ret
       and a counter used for finding a generator in *h_ret, unless these are
       NULL.

       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 shown
       below. For information on the BN_GENCB structure and the BN_GENCB_call
       function discussed below, refer to BN_generate_prime(3).

       DSA_generate_prime() is similar to DSA_generate_prime_ex() but expects
       an old-style callback function; see BN_generate_prime(3) for
       information on the old-style callback.

       ⊕ When a candidate for q is generated, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 0, m++) is
         called (m is 0 for the first candidate).

       ⊕ When a candidate for q has passed a test by trial division,
         BN_GENCB_call(cb, 1, -1) is called.  While a candidate for q is
         tested by Miller-Rabin primality tests, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 1, i) is
         called in the outer loop (once for each witness that confirms that
         the candidate may be prime); i is the loop counter (starting at 0).

       ⊕ When a prime q has been found, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 2, 0) and
         BN_GENCB_call(cb, 3, 0) are called.

       ⊕ Before a candidate for p (other than the first) is generated and
         tested, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 0, counter) is called.

       ⊕ When a candidate for p has passed the test by trial division,
         BN_GENCB_call(cb, 1, -1) is called.  While it is tested by the
         Miller-Rabin primality test, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 1, i) is called in the
         outer loop (once for each witness that confirms that the candidate
         may be prime).  i is the loop counter (starting at 0).

       ⊕ When p has been found, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 2, 1) is called.

       ⊕ When the generator has been found, BN_GENCB_call(cb, 3, 1) is called.

RETURN VALUES
       DSA_generate_parameters_ex() returns a 1 on success, or 0 otherwise.
       The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).

       DSA_generate_parameters() returns a pointer to the DSA structure or
       NULL if the parameter generation fails.

BUGS
       Seed lengths greater than 20 are not supported.

SEE ALSO
       DSA_new(3), ERR_get_error(3), RAND_bytes(3), DSA_free(3),
       BN_generate_prime(3)

HISTORY
       DSA_generate_parameters() was deprecated in OpenSSL 0.9.8; use
       DSA_generate_parameters_ex() instead.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2000-2018 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>.



1.1.1                             2018-09-17        DSA_generate_parameters(3)