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NAME

       openssl-dsaparam, dsaparam - DSA parameter manipulation and generation

SYNOPSIS

       openssl dsaparam [-help] [-inform DER|PEM] [-outform DER|PEM] [-in filename] [-out
       filename] [-noout] [-text] [-C] [-rand file...]  [-writerand file] [-genkey] [-engine id]
       [numbits]

DESCRIPTION

       This command is used to manipulate or generate DSA parameter files.

OPTIONS

       -help
           Print out a usage message.

       -inform DER|PEM
           This specifies the input format. The DER option uses an ASN1 DER encoded form
           compatible with RFC2459 (PKIX) DSS-Parms that is a SEQUENCE consisting of p, q and g
           respectively. The PEM form is the default format: it consists of the DER format base64
           encoded with additional header and footer lines.

       -outform DER|PEM
           This specifies the output format, the options have the same meaning and default as the
           -inform option.

       -in filename
           This specifies the input filename to read parameters from or standard input if this
           option is not specified. If the numbits parameter is included then this option will be
           ignored.

       -out filename
           This specifies the output filename parameters to. Standard output is used if this
           option is not present. The output filename should not be the same as the input
           filename.

       -noout
           This option inhibits the output of the encoded version of the parameters.

       -text
           This option prints out the DSA parameters in human readable form.

       -C  This option converts the parameters into C code. The parameters can then be loaded by
           calling the get_dsaXXX() function.

       -genkey
           This option will generate a DSA either using the specified or generated parameters.

       -rand file...
           A file or files containing random data used to seed the random number generator.
           Multiple files can be specified separated by an OS-dependent character.  The separator
           is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.

       [-writerand file]
           Writes random data to the specified file upon exit.  This can be used with a
           subsequent -rand flag.

       numbits
           This option specifies that a parameter set should be generated of size numbits. It
           must be the last option. If this option is included then the input file (if any) is
           ignored.

       -engine id
           Specifying an engine (by its unique id string) will cause dsaparam to attempt to
           obtain a functional reference to the specified engine, thus initialising it if needed.
           The engine will then be set as the default for all available algorithms.

NOTES

       PEM format DSA parameters use the header and footer lines:

        -----BEGIN DSA PARAMETERS-----

        -----END DSA PARAMETERS-----
       DSA parameter generation is a slow process and as a result the same set of DSA parameters
       is often used to generate several distinct keys.

SEE ALSO

       gendsa(1), dsa(1), genrsa(1), rsa(1)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2000-2017 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>.