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ED25519(7)			    OpenSSL			    ED25519(7)

NAME
       Ed25519,	Ed448 -	EVP_PKEY Ed25519 and Ed448 support

DESCRIPTION
       The Ed25519 and Ed448 EVP_PKEY implementation supports key generation,
       one-shot	digest sign and	digest verify using PureEdDSA and Ed25519 or
       Ed448 (see RFC8032). It has associated private and public key formats
       compatible with RFC 8410.

       No additional parameters	can be set during key generation, one-shot
       signing or verification.	In particular, because PureEdDSA is used, a
       digest must NOT be specified when signing or verifying.

NOTES
       The PureEdDSA algorithm does not	support	the streaming mechanism	of
       other signature algorithms using, for example, EVP_DigestUpdate().  The
       message to sign or verify must be passed	using the one-shot
       EVP_DigestSign()	and EVP_DigestVerify() functions.

       When calling EVP_DigestSignInit() or EVP_DigestVerifyInit(), the	digest
       type parameter MUST be set to NULL.

       Applications wishing to sign certificates (or other structures such as
       CRLs or certificate requests) using Ed25519 or Ed448 can	either use
       X509_sign() or X509_sign_ctx() in the usual way.

       A context for the Ed25519 algorithm can be obtained by calling:

	EVP_PKEY_CTX *pctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id(EVP_PKEY_ED25519, NULL);

       For the Ed448 algorithm a context can be	obtained by calling:

	EVP_PKEY_CTX *pctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id(EVP_PKEY_ED448, NULL);

       Ed25519 or Ed448	private	keys can be set	directly using
       EVP_PKEY_new_raw_private_key(3) or loaded from a	PKCS#8 private key
       file using PEM_read_bio_PrivateKey(3) (or similar function). Completely
       new keys	can also be generated (see the example below). Setting a
       private key also	sets the associated public key.

       Ed25519 or Ed448	public keys can	be set directly	using
       EVP_PKEY_new_raw_public_key(3) or loaded	from a SubjectPublicKeyInfo
       structure in a PEM file using PEM_read_bio_PUBKEY(3) (or	similar
       function).

       Ed25519 and Ed448 can be	tested within speed(1) application since
       version 1.1.1.  Valid algorithm names are ed25519, ed448	and eddsa. If
       eddsa is	specified, then	both Ed25519 and Ed448 are benchmarked.

EXAMPLES
       This example generates an ED25519 private key and writes	it to standard
       output in PEM format:

	#include <openssl/evp.h>
	#include <openssl/pem.h>
	...
	EVP_PKEY *pkey = NULL;
	EVP_PKEY_CTX *pctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new_id(EVP_PKEY_ED25519, NULL);
	EVP_PKEY_keygen_init(pctx);
	EVP_PKEY_keygen(pctx, &pkey);
	EVP_PKEY_CTX_free(pctx);
	PEM_write_PrivateKey(stdout, pkey, NULL, NULL, 0, NULL,	NULL);

SEE ALSO
       EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(3), EVP_PKEY_keygen(3),	EVP_DigestSignInit(3),
       EVP_DigestVerifyInit(3),

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2017-2020 The OpenSSL Project Authors.	All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed	under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You	may not	use
       this file except	in compliance with the License.	 You can obtain	a copy
       in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at
       <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.

1.1.1h				  2020-09-22			    ED25519(7)

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