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GENDSA(1)                           OpenSSL                          GENDSA(1)

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

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       ooppeennssssll ggeennddssaa [--oouutt ffiilleennaammee] [--ddeess] [--ddeess33] [--iiddeeaa] [--rraanndd file((ss))]
       [--eennggiinnee iidd] [ppaarraammffiillee]

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       The ggeennddssaa command generates a DSA private key from a DSA parameter
       file (which will be typically generated by the ooppeennssssll ddssaappaarraamm com-
       mand).

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       --ddeess||--ddeess33||--iiddeeaa
           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 encryp-
           tion is used.

       --rraanndd file((ss))
           a file or files containing random data used to seed the random num-
           ber generator, or an EGD socket (see RAND_egd(3)).  Multiple files
           can be specified separated by a OS-dependent character.  The sepa-
           rator is ;; for MS-Windows, ,, for OpenVMS, and :: for all others.

       --eennggiinnee iidd
           specifying an engine (by it's unique iidd string) will cause rreeqq 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.

       ppaarraammffiillee
           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 ooppeennssssll ddssaappaarraamm command.

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

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

3rd Berkeley Distribution           0.9.7a                           GENDSA(1)

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