gnutls_x509_crq_privkey_sign(3)    gnutls    gnutls_x509_crq_privkey_sign(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_x509_crq_privkey_sign - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/abstract.h>

       int gnutls_x509_crq_privkey_sign(gnutls_x509_crq_t crq,
       gnutls_privkey_t key, gnutls_digest_algorithm_t dig, unsigned int

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_x509_crq_t crq
                   should contain a gnutls_x509_crq_t type

       gnutls_privkey_t key
                   holds a private key

       gnutls_digest_algorithm_t dig
                   The message digest to use, i.e., GNUTLS_DIG_SHA1

       unsigned int flags
                   must be 0

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function will sign the certificate request with a private key.
       This must be the same key as the one used in
       gnutls_x509_crt_set_key() since a certificate request is self signed.

       This must be the last step in a certificate request generation since
       all the previously set parameters are now signed.

       A known limitation of this function is, that a newly-signed request
       will not be fully functional (e.g., for signature verification),
       until it is exported an re-imported.

       After GnuTLS 3.6.1 the value of  dig may be GNUTLS_DIG_UNKNOWN, and
       in that case, a suitable but reasonable for the key algorithm will be

RETURNS         top

       GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, otherwise a negative error code.
       GNUTLS_E_ASN1_VALUE_NOT_FOUND is returned if you didn't set all
       information in the certificate request (e.g., the version using

SINCE         top


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gnutls                              3.6.9    gnutls_x509_crq_privkey_sign(3)