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EVP_PKEY_new(3)                     OpenSSL                    EVP_PKEY_new(3)



NAME
       EVP_PKEY_new, EVP_PKEY_free - private key allocation functions.

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

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 algo-
       rithm.

       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



3rd Berkeley Distribution           0.9.7d                     EVP_PKEY_new(3)