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DSAPARAM(1)			    OpenSSL			   DSAPARAM(1)

NAME
       dsaparam	- DSA parameter	manipulation and generation

SYNOPSIS
       openssl dsaparam	[-inform DER|PEM] [-outform DER|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 DER|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	DER|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
	   standard input if this option is not	specified. If the numbits
	   parameter 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
	   generated parameters.

       -rand file(s)
	   a file or files containing random data used to seed the random
	   number generator, or	an EGD socket (see RAND_egd(3)).  Multiple
	   files can be	specified separated by a OS-dependent character.  The
	   separator 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)

0.9.8za				  2014-06-05			   DSAPARAM(1)

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