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GENDSA(1)			    OpenSSL			     GENDSA(1)

NAME
       gendsa -	generate a DSA private key from	a set of parameters

SYNOPSIS
       openssl gendsa [-out filename] [-des] [-des3] [-idea] [-rand file(s)]
       [-engine	id] [paramfile]

DESCRIPTION
       The gendsa command generates a DSA private key from a DSA parameter
       file (which will	be typically generated by the openssl dsaparam
       command).

OPTIONS
       -des|-des3|-idea
	   These options encrypt the private key with the DES, triple DES, or
	   the IDEA ciphers respectively before	outputting it. A pass phrase
	   is prompted for.  If	none of	these options is specified no
	   encryption is used.

       -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.

       -engine id
	   specifying an engine	(by its	unique id string) will cause gendsa 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.

       paramfile
	   This	option specifies the DSA parameter file	to use.	The parameters
	   in this file	determine the size of the private key. DSA parameters
	   can be generated and	examined using the openssl dsaparam command.

NOTES
       DSA key generation is little more than random number generation so it
       is much quicker that RSA	key generation for example.

SEE ALSO
       dsaparam(1), dsa(1), genrsa(1), rsa(1)

1.0.1e				  2013-02-11			     GENDSA(1)

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