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132.\" ========================================================================
133.\"
134.IX Title "BN_new 3"
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135.TH BN_new 3 "2009-01-11" "0.9.8j" "OpenSSL"
136.\" For nroff, turn off justification. Always turn off hyphenation; it makes
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140.SH "NAME"
141BN_new, BN_init, BN_clear, BN_free, BN_clear_free \- allocate and free BIGNUMs
142.SH "SYNOPSIS"
8b0cefbb 143.IX Header "SYNOPSIS"
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144.Vb 1
145\& #include <openssl/bn.h>
e257b235 146\&
984263bc 147\& BIGNUM *BN_new(void);
e257b235 148\&
984263bc 149\& void BN_init(BIGNUM *);
e257b235 150\&
984263bc 151\& void BN_clear(BIGNUM *a);
e257b235 152\&
984263bc 153\& void BN_free(BIGNUM *a);
e257b235 154\&
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155\& void BN_clear_free(BIGNUM *a);
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157.SH "DESCRIPTION"
8b0cefbb 158.IX Header "DESCRIPTION"
a561f9ff 159\&\fIBN_new()\fR allocates and initializes a \fB\s-1BIGNUM\s0\fR structure. \fIBN_init()\fR
8b0cefbb 160initializes an existing uninitialized \fB\s-1BIGNUM\s0\fR.
984263bc 161.PP
8b0cefbb 162\&\fIBN_clear()\fR is used to destroy sensitive data such as keys when they
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163are no longer needed. It erases the memory used by \fBa\fR and sets it
164to the value 0.
165.PP
8b0cefbb 166\&\fIBN_free()\fR frees the components of the \fB\s-1BIGNUM\s0\fR, and if it was created
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167by \fIBN_new()\fR, also the structure itself. \fIBN_clear_free()\fR additionally
168overwrites the data before the memory is returned to the system.
169.SH "RETURN VALUES"
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170.IX Header "RETURN VALUES"
171\&\fIBN_new()\fR returns a pointer to the \fB\s-1BIGNUM\s0\fR. If the allocation fails,
172it returns \fB\s-1NULL\s0\fR and sets an error code that can be obtained
173by \fIERR_get_error\fR\|(3).
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8b0cefbb 175\&\fIBN_init()\fR, \fIBN_clear()\fR, \fIBN_free()\fR and \fIBN_clear_free()\fR have no return
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176values.
177.SH "SEE ALSO"
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178.IX Header "SEE ALSO"
179\&\fIbn\fR\|(3), \fIERR_get_error\fR\|(3)
984263bc 180.SH "HISTORY"
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181.IX Header "HISTORY"
182\&\fIBN_new()\fR, \fIBN_clear()\fR, \fIBN_free()\fR and \fIBN_clear_free()\fR are available in
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183all versions on SSLeay and OpenSSL. \fIBN_init()\fR was added in SSLeay
1840.9.1b.