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124.\" ========================================================================
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126.IX Title "EVP_PKEY_new 3"
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127.TH EVP_PKEY_new 3 "2007-10-24" "0.9.8g" "OpenSSL"
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132.SH "NAME"
133EVP_PKEY_new, EVP_PKEY_free \- private key allocation functions.
134.SH "SYNOPSIS"
8b0cefbb 135.IX Header "SYNOPSIS"
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137\& #include <openssl/evp.h>
2eaa1526 138\&
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139\& EVP_PKEY *EVP_PKEY_new(void);
140\& void EVP_PKEY_free(EVP_PKEY *key);
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142.SH "DESCRIPTION"
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143.IX Header "DESCRIPTION"
144The \fIEVP_PKEY_new()\fR function allocates an empty \fB\s-1EVP_PKEY\s0\fR
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145structure which is used by OpenSSL to store private keys.
146.PP
8b0cefbb 147\&\fIEVP_PKEY_free()\fR frees up the private key \fBkey\fR.
984263bc 148.SH "NOTES"
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149.IX Header "NOTES"
150The \fB\s-1EVP_PKEY\s0\fR structure is used by various OpenSSL functions
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151which require a general private key without reference to any
152particular algorithm.
153.PP
154The structure returned by \fIEVP_PKEY_new()\fR is empty. To add a
155private key to this empty structure the functions described in
8b0cefbb 156\&\fIEVP_PKEY_set1_RSA\fR\|(3) should be used.
984263bc 157.SH "RETURN VALUES"
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158.IX Header "RETURN VALUES"
159\&\fIEVP_PKEY_new()\fR returns either the newly allocated \fB\s-1EVP_PKEY\s0\fR
160structure of \fB\s-1NULL\s0\fR if an error occurred.
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8b0cefbb 162\&\fIEVP_PKEY_free()\fR does not return a value.
984263bc 163.SH "SEE ALSO"
74dab6c2 164.IX Header "SEE ALSO"
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165\&\fIEVP_PKEY_set1_RSA\fR\|(3)
166.SH "HISTORY"
984263bc 167.IX Header "HISTORY"
8b0cefbb 168\&\s-1TBA\s0