dsaparam



DSAPARAM(1)                         OpenSSL                        DSAPARAM(1)




NAME

       dsaparam - DSA parameter manipulation and generation


SYNOPSIS

       openssl dsaparam [-inform DERβ”β”‚PEM] [-outform DERβ”β”‚PEM] [-in filename]
       [-out filename] [-noout] [-text] [-C] [-rand file(s)] [-genkey]
       [-engine id] [numbits]


DESCRIPTION

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


OPTIONS

       -inform DERβ”β”‚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 DERβ”β”‚PEM
           This specifies the output format, the options have the same meaning
           as the -inform option.

       -in filename
           This specifies the input filename to read parameters from or stan-
           dard input if this option is not specified. If the numbits parame-
           ter 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 ggeett_ddssaaXXXXXX(()) function.

       -genkey
           this option will generate a DSA either using the specified or gen-
           erated parameters.

       -rand file(s)
           a file or files containing random data used to seed the random num-
           ber generator, or an EGD socket (see RAND_egd(3)).  Multiple files
           can be specified separated by a OS-dependent character.  The sepa-
           rator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.

       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 it’s unique id string) will cause req 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)



0.9.7f                            2003-01-30                       DSAPARAM(1)

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