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EVP_PKEY_new(3SSL)                  OpenSSL                 EVP_PKEY_new(3SSL)



NAME
       EVP_PKEY_new, EVP_PKEY_free - private key allocation functions.

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/evp.h>

        EVP_PKEY *EVP_PKEY_new(void);
        void EVP_PKEY_free(EVP_PKEY *key);

DESCRIPTION
       The EVP_PKEY_new() function allocates an empty EVP_PKEY structure which
       is used by OpenSSL to store private keys.

       EVP_PKEY_free() frees up the private key key.

NOTES
       The EVP_PKEY structure is used by various OpenSSL functions which
       require a general private key without reference to any particular
       algorithm.

       The structure returned by EVP_PKEY_new() is empty. To add a private key
       to this empty structure the functions described in EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(3)
       should be used.

RETURN VALUES
       EVP_PKEY_new() returns either the newly allocated EVP_PKEY structure of
       NULL if an error occurred.

       EVP_PKEY_free() does not return a value.

SEE ALSO
       EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(3)

HISTORY
       TBA



0.9.8g                            2002-10-07                EVP_PKEY_new(3SSL)