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=head1 NAME
X509_sign, X509_sign_ctx,
X509_REQ_sign, X509_REQ_sign_ctx,
X509_CRL_sign, X509_CRL_sign_ctx -
sign certificate, certificate request, or CRL signature
#include <openssl/x509.h>
int X509_sign(X509 *x, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md);
int X509_sign_ctx(X509 *x, EVP_MD_CTX *ctx);
int X509_REQ_sign(X509_REQ *x, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md);
int X509_REQ_sign_ctx(X509_REQ *x, EVP_MD_CTX *ctx);
int X509_CRL_sign(X509_CRL *x, EVP_PKEY *pkey, const EVP_MD *md);
int X509_CRL_sign_ctx(X509_CRL *x, EVP_MD_CTX *ctx);
X509_sign() signs certificate I<x> using private key I<pkey> and message
digest I<md> and sets the signature in I<x>. X509_sign_ctx() also signs
certificate I<x> but uses the parameters contained in digest context I<ctx>.
X509_REQ_sign(), X509_REQ_sign_ctx(),
X509_CRL_sign(), and X509_CRL_sign_ctx()
sign certificate requests and CRLs, respectively.
=head1 NOTES
X509_sign_ctx() is used where the default parameters for the corresponding
public key and digest are not suitable. It can be used to sign keys using
RSA-PSS for example.
For efficiency reasons and to work around ASN.1 encoding issues the encoding
of the signed portion of a certificate, certificate request and CRL is cached
internally. If the signed portion of the structure is modified the encoding
is not always updated meaning a stale version is sometimes used. This is not
normally a problem because modifying the signed portion will invalidate the
signature and signing will always update the encoding.
All functions return the size of the signature
in bytes for success and zero for failure.
=head1 SEE ALSO
L<X509_REQ_verify_ex(3)>, L<X509_REQ_verify(3)>,
=head1 HISTORY
The X509_sign(), X509_REQ_sign() and X509_CRL_sign() functions are
available in all versions of OpenSSL.
The X509_sign_ctx(), X509_REQ_sign_ctx()
and X509_CRL_sign_ctx() functions were added in OpenSSL 1.0.1.
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