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RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks(3)          OpenSSL         RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks(3)



NAME
       RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks, RAND_DRBG_get_entropy_fn,
       RAND_DRBG_cleanup_entropy_fn, RAND_DRBG_get_nonce_fn,
       RAND_DRBG_cleanup_nonce_fn - set callbacks for reseeding

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/rand_drbg.h>


        int RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks(RAND_DRBG *drbg,
                                    RAND_DRBG_get_entropy_fn get_entropy,
                                    RAND_DRBG_cleanup_entropy_fn cleanup_entropy,
                                    RAND_DRBG_get_nonce_fn get_nonce,
                                    RAND_DRBG_cleanup_nonce_fn cleanup_nonce);

   Callback Functions
        typedef size_t (*RAND_DRBG_get_entropy_fn)(
                              RAND_DRBG *drbg,
                              unsigned char **pout,
                              int entropy,
                              size_t min_len, size_t max_len,
                              int prediction_resistance);

        typedef void (*RAND_DRBG_cleanup_entropy_fn)(
                            RAND_DRBG *drbg,
                            unsigned char *out, size_t outlen);

        typedef size_t (*RAND_DRBG_get_nonce_fn)(
                              RAND_DRBG *drbg,
                              unsigned char **pout,
                              int entropy,
                              size_t min_len, size_t max_len);

        typedef void (*RAND_DRBG_cleanup_nonce_fn)(
                            RAND_DRBG *drbg,
                            unsigned char *out, size_t outlen);

DESCRIPTION
       RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks() sets the callbacks for obtaining fresh
       entropy and the nonce when reseeding the given drbg.  The callback
       functions are implemented and provided by the caller.  Their parameter
       lists need to match the function prototypes above.

       Setting the callbacks is allowed only if the DRBG has not been
       initialized yet.  Otherwise, the operation will fail.  To change the
       settings for one of the three shared DRBGs it is necessary to call
       RAND_DRBG_uninstantiate() first.

       The get_entropy() callback is called by the drbg when it requests fresh
       random input.  It is expected that the callback allocates and fills a
       random buffer of size min_len <= size <= max_len (in bytes) which
       contains at least entropy bits of randomness.  The
       prediction_resistance flag indicates whether the reseeding was
       triggered by a prediction resistance request.

       The buffer's address is to be returned in *pout and the number of
       collected randomness bytes as return value.

       If the callback fails to acquire at least entropy bits of randomness,
       it must indicate an error by returning a buffer length of 0.

       If prediction_resistance was requested and the random source of the
       DRBG does not satisfy the conditions requested by [NIST SP 800-90C],
       then it must also indicate an error by returning a buffer length of 0.
       See NOTES section for more details.

       The cleanup_entropy() callback is called from the drbg to to clear and
       free the buffer allocated previously by get_entropy().  The values out
       and outlen are the random buffer's address and length, as returned by
       the get_entropy() callback.

       The get_nonce() and cleanup_nonce() callbacks are used to obtain a
       nonce and free it again. A nonce is only required for instantiation
       (not for reseeding) and only in the case where the DRBG uses a
       derivation function.  The callbacks are analogous to get_entropy() and
       cleanup_entropy(), except for the missing prediction_resistance flag.

       If the derivation function is disabled, then no nonce is used for
       instantiation, and the get_nonce() and cleanup_nonce() callbacks can be
       omitted by setting them to NULL.

RETURN VALUES
       RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks() return 1 on success, and 0 on failure

NOTES
       It is important that cleanup_entropy() and cleanup_nonce() clear the
       buffer contents safely before freeing it, in order not to leave
       sensitive information about the DRBG's state in memory.

       A request for prediction resistance can only be satisfied by pulling
       fresh entropy from one of the approved entropy sources listed in
       section 5.5.2 of [NIST SP 800-90C].  Since the default implementation
       of the get_entropy callback does not have access to such an approved
       entropy source, a request for prediction resistance will always fail.
       In other words, prediction resistance is currently not supported yet by
       the DRBG.

       The derivation function is disabled during initialization by calling
       the RAND_DRBG_set() function with the RAND_DRBG_FLAG_CTR_NO_DF flag.
       For more information on the derivation function and when it can be
       omitted, see [NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1]. Roughly speeking it can be
       omitted if the random source has "full entropy", i.e., contains 8 bits
       of entropy per byte.

       Even if a nonce is required, the get_nonce() and cleanup_nonce()
       callbacks can be omitted by setting them to NULL. In this case the DRBG
       will automatically request an extra amount of entropy (using the
       get_entropy() and cleanup_entropy() callbacks) which it will utilize
       for the nonce, following the recommendations of [NIST SP 800-90A Rev.
       1], section 8.6.7.

HISTORY
       The RAND_DRBG functions were added in OpenSSL 1.1.1.

SEE ALSO
       RAND_DRBG_new(3), RAND_DRBG_reseed(3), RAND_DRBG(7)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2017-2018 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        RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks(3)