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NAME

       RSA_set_default_method, RSA_get_default_method, RSA_set_method, RSA_get_method,
       RSA_PKCS1_OpenSSL, RSA_flags, RSA_new_method - select RSA method

SYNOPSIS

        #include <openssl/rsa.h>

        void RSA_set_default_method(const RSA_METHOD *meth);

        RSA_METHOD *RSA_get_default_method(void);

        int RSA_set_method(RSA *rsa, const RSA_METHOD *meth);

        RSA_METHOD *RSA_get_method(const RSA *rsa);

        RSA_METHOD *RSA_PKCS1_OpenSSL(void);

        int RSA_flags(const RSA *rsa);

        RSA *RSA_new_method(ENGINE *engine);

DESCRIPTION

       An RSA_METHOD specifies the functions that OpenSSL uses for RSA operations. By modifying
       the method, alternative implementations such as hardware accelerators may be used.
       IMPORTANT: See the NOTES section for important information about how these RSA API
       functions are affected by the use of ENGINE API calls.

       Initially, the default RSA_METHOD is the OpenSSL internal implementation, as returned by
       RSA_PKCS1_OpenSSL().

       RSA_set_default_method() makes meth the default method for all RSA structures created
       later.  NB: This is true only whilst no ENGINE has been set as a default for RSA, so this
       function is no longer recommended.  This function is not thread-safe and should not be
       called at the same time as other OpenSSL functions.

       RSA_get_default_method() returns a pointer to the current default RSA_METHOD. However, the
       meaningfulness of this result is dependent on whether the ENGINE API is being used, so
       this function is no longer recommended.

       RSA_set_method() selects meth to perform all operations using the key rsa. This will
       replace the RSA_METHOD used by the RSA key and if the previous method was supplied by an
       ENGINE, the handle to that ENGINE will be released during the change. It is possible to
       have RSA keys that only work with certain RSA_METHOD implementations (eg. from an ENGINE
       module that supports embedded hardware-protected keys), and in such cases attempting to
       change the RSA_METHOD for the key can have unexpected results.

       RSA_get_method() returns a pointer to the RSA_METHOD being used by rsa.  This method may
       or may not be supplied by an ENGINE implementation, but if it is, the return value can
       only be guaranteed to be valid as long as the RSA key itself is valid and does not have
       its implementation changed by RSA_set_method().

       RSA_flags() returns the flags that are set for rsa's current RSA_METHOD. See the BUGS
       section.

       RSA_new_method() allocates and initializes an RSA structure so that engine will be used
       for the RSA operations. If engine is NULL, the default ENGINE for RSA operations is used,
       and if no default ENGINE is set, the RSA_METHOD controlled by RSA_set_default_method() is
       used.

       RSA_flags() returns the flags that are set for rsa's current method.

       RSA_new_method() allocates and initializes an RSA structure so that method will be used
       for the RSA operations. If method is NULL, the default method is used.

THE RSA_METHOD STRUCTURE

        typedef struct rsa_meth_st
        {
            /* name of the implementation */
            const char *name;

            /* encrypt */
            int (*rsa_pub_enc)(int flen, unsigned char *from,
                               unsigned char *to, RSA *rsa, int padding);

            /* verify arbitrary data */
            int (*rsa_pub_dec)(int flen, unsigned char *from,
                               unsigned char *to, RSA *rsa, int padding);

            /* sign arbitrary data */
            int (*rsa_priv_enc)(int flen, unsigned char *from,
                                unsigned char *to, RSA *rsa, int padding);

            /* decrypt */
            int (*rsa_priv_dec)(int flen, unsigned char *from,
                                unsigned char *to, RSA *rsa, int padding);

            /* compute r0 = r0 ^ I mod rsa->n (May be NULL for some implementations) */
            int (*rsa_mod_exp)(BIGNUM *r0, BIGNUM *I, RSA *rsa);

            /* compute r = a ^ p mod m (May be NULL for some implementations) */
            int (*bn_mod_exp)(BIGNUM *r, BIGNUM *a, const BIGNUM *p,
                              const BIGNUM *m, BN_CTX *ctx, BN_MONT_CTX *m_ctx);

            /* called at RSA_new */
            int (*init)(RSA *rsa);

            /* called at RSA_free */
            int (*finish)(RSA *rsa);

            /*
             * RSA_FLAG_EXT_PKEY        - rsa_mod_exp is called for private key
             *                            operations, even if p,q,dmp1,dmq1,iqmp
             *                            are NULL
             * RSA_METHOD_FLAG_NO_CHECK - don't check pub/private match
             */
            int flags;

            char *app_data; /* ?? */

            int (*rsa_sign)(int type,
                            const unsigned char *m, unsigned int m_length,
                            unsigned char *sigret, unsigned int *siglen, const RSA *rsa);
            int (*rsa_verify)(int dtype,
                              const unsigned char *m, unsigned int m_length,
                              const unsigned char *sigbuf, unsigned int siglen,
                              const RSA *rsa);
            /* keygen. If NULL builtin RSA key generation will be used */
            int (*rsa_keygen)(RSA *rsa, int bits, BIGNUM *e, BN_GENCB *cb);

        } RSA_METHOD;

RETURN VALUES

       RSA_PKCS1_OpenSSL(), RSA_PKCS1_null_method(), RSA_get_default_method() and
       RSA_get_method() return pointers to the respective RSA_METHODs.

       RSA_set_default_method() returns no value.

       RSA_set_method() returns a pointer to the old RSA_METHOD implementation that was replaced.
       However, this return value should probably be ignored because if it was supplied by an
       ENGINE, the pointer could be invalidated at any time if the ENGINE is unloaded (in fact it
       could be unloaded as a result of the RSA_set_method() function releasing its handle to the
       ENGINE). For this reason, the return type may be replaced with a void declaration in a
       future release.

       RSA_new_method() returns NULL and sets an error code that can be obtained by
       ERR_get_error(3) if the allocation fails. Otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly
       allocated structure.

BUGS

       The behaviour of RSA_flags() is a mis-feature that is left as-is for now to avoid creating
       compatibility problems. RSA functionality, such as the encryption functions, are
       controlled by the flags value in the RSA key itself, not by the flags value in the
       RSA_METHOD attached to the RSA key (which is what this function returns). If the flags
       element of an RSA key is changed, the changes will be honoured by RSA functionality but
       will not be reflected in the return value of the RSA_flags() function - in effect
       RSA_flags() behaves more like an RSA_default_flags() function (which does not currently
       exist).

SEE ALSO

       RSA_new(3)

HISTORY

       The RSA_null_method(), which was a partial attempt to avoid patent issues, was replaced to
       always return NULL in OpenSSL 1.1.1.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2000-2016 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>.