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EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover(3SSL)		     OpenSSL		     EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover(3SSL)

NAME
       EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover_init, EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover - recover signature using a public key
       algorithm

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/evp.h>

	int EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover_init(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx);
	int EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx,
			       unsigned char *rout, size_t *routlen,
			       const unsigned char *sig, size_t siglen);

DESCRIPTION
       The EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover_init() function initializes a public key algorithm context
       using key pkey for a verify recover operation.

       The EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover() function recovers signed data using ctx. The signature is
       specified using the sig and siglen parameters. If rout is NULL then the maximum size of
       the output buffer is written to the routlen parameter. If rout is not NULL then before the
       call the routlen parameter should contain the length of the rout buffer, if the call is
       successful recovered data is written to rout and the amount of data written to routlen.

NOTES
       Normally an application is only interested in whether a signature verification operation
       is successful in those cases the EVP_verify() function should be used.

       Sometimes however it is useful to obtain the data originally signed using a signing
       operation. Only certain public key algorithms can recover a signature in this way (for
       example RSA in PKCS padding mode).

       After the call to EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover_init() algorithm specific control operations can
       be performed to set any appropriate parameters for the operation.

       The function EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover() can be called more than once on the same context if
       several operations are performed using the same parameters.

RETURN VALUES
       EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover_init() and EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover() return 1 for success and 0 or a
       negative value for failure. In particular a return value of -2 indicates the operation is
       not supported by the public key algorithm.

EXAMPLE
       Recover digest originally signed using PKCS#1 and SHA256 digest:

	#include <openssl/evp.h>
	#include <openssl/rsa.h>

	EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx;
	unsigned char *rout, *sig;
	size_t routlen, siglen;
	EVP_PKEY *verify_key;
	/* NB: assumes verify_key, sig and siglen are already set up
	 * and that verify_key is an RSA public key
	 */
	ctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(verify_key);
	if (!ctx)
	       /* Error occurred */
	if (EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover_init(ctx) <= 0)
	       /* Error */
	if (EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_padding(ctx, RSA_PKCS1_PADDING) <= 0)
	       /* Error */
	if (EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_signature_md(ctx, EVP_sha256()) <= 0)
	       /* Error */

	/* Determine buffer length */
	if (EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover(ctx, NULL, &routlen, sig, siglen) <= 0)
	       /* Error */

	rout = OPENSSL_malloc(routlen);

	if (!rout)
	       /* malloc failure */

	if (EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover(ctx, rout, &routlen, sig, siglen) <= 0)
	       /* Error */

	/* Recovered data is routlen bytes written to buffer rout */

SEE ALSO
       EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(3), EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3),
       EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_derive(3)

HISTORY
       These functions were first added to OpenSSL 1.0.0.

1.0.0e					    2010-12-02		     EVP_PKEY_verifyrecover(3SSL)
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