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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                            3.8.0           gnutls_privkey_init(3)