gnutls_privkey_init(3)             gnutls             gnutls_privkey_init(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_privkey_init - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/abstract.h>

       int gnutls_privkey_init(gnutls_privkey_t * key);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_privkey_t * key
                   A pointer to the type to be initialized

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function will initialize a private key object. The object can be
       used to generate, import, and perform cryptographic operations on the
       associated private key.

       Note that when the underlying private key is a PKCS11 key (i.e., when
       imported with a PKCS11 URI), the limitations of
       gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_init() apply to this object as well. In
       versions of GnuTLS later than 3.5.11 the object is protected using
       locks and a single gnutls_privkey_t can be re-used by many threads.
       However, for performance it is recommended to utilize one object per
       key per thread.

RETURNS         top

       On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise a negative
       error value.

SINCE         top


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COPYRIGHT         top

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SEE ALSO         top

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gnutls                              3.6.2             gnutls_privkey_init(3)