GENDSA

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
NOTES
SEE ALSO

NAME

gendsa − generate a DSA private key from a set of parameters

SYNOPSIS

openssl gendsa [−out filename] [−des] [−des3] [−idea] [−rand file(s)] [paramfile]

DESCRIPTION

The gendsa command generates a DSA private key from a DSA parameter file (which will be typically generated by the openssl dsaparam command).

OPTIONS

−des│−des3│−idea

These options encrypt the private key with the DES , triple DES , or the IDEA ciphers respectively before outputting it. A pass phrase is prompted for. If none of these options is specified no encryption is used.

−rand file(s)

a file or files containing random data used to seed the random number generator, or an EGD socket (see RAND_egd(3)). Multiple files can be specified separated by a OS −dependent character. The separator is ; for MS −Windows, , for OpenVSM, and : for all others.

paramfile

This option specifies the DSA parameter file to use. The parameters in this file determine the size of the private key. DSA parameters can be generated and examined using the openssl dsaparam command.

NOTES

DSA key generation is little more than random number generation so it is much quicker that RSA key generation for example.

SEE ALSO

dsaparam(1), dsa(1), genrsa(1), rsa(1)