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NAME

       DSA_generate_parameters_ex, DSA_generate_parameters - generate DSA parameters

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>.