NAME         top

       gnutls_x509_privkey_import_pkcs8 - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/x509.h>

       int gnutls_x509_privkey_import_pkcs8(gnutls_x509_privkey_t key, const
       gnutls_datum_t * data, gnutls_x509_crt_fmt_t format, const char *
       password, unsigned int flags);

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_x509_privkey_t key
                   The data to store the parsed key

       const gnutls_datum_t * data
                   The DER or PEM encoded key.

       gnutls_x509_crt_fmt_t format
                   One of DER or PEM

       const char * password
                   the password to decrypt the key (if it is encrypted).

       unsigned int flags
                   0 if encrypted or GNUTLS_PKCS_PLAIN if not encrypted.

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function will convert the given DER or PEM encoded PKCS8 2.0
       encrypted key to the native gnutls_x509_privkey_t format. The output
       will be stored in  key .  Both RSA and DSA keys can be imported, and
       flags can only be used to indicate an unencrypted key.

       The  password can be either ASCII or UTF-8 in the default PBES2
       encryption schemas, or ASCII for the PKCS12 schemas.

       If the Certificate is PEM encoded it should have a header of
       "ENCRYPTED PRIVATE KEY", or "PRIVATE KEY". You only need to specify
       the flags if the key is DER encoded, since in that case the
       encryption status cannot be auto-detected.

       If the GNUTLS_PKCS_PLAIN flag is specified and the supplied data are
       encrypted then GNUTLS_E_DECRYPTION_FAILED is returned.

RETURNS         top

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

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COPYRIGHT         top

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SEE ALSO         top

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