An abstract class that bundles signature creation (PKey#sign) and validation (PKey#verify) that is common to all implementations except OpenSSL::PKey::DH

Methods
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Class Public methods
PKeyClass.new → self

Because PKey is an abstract class, actually calling this method explicitly will raise a NotImplementedError.

static VALUE
ossl_pkey_initialize(VALUE self)
{
    if (rb_obj_is_instance_of(self, cPKey)) {
        ossl_raise(rb_eTypeError, "OpenSSL::PKey::PKey can't be instantiated directly");
    }
    return self;
}
Instance Public methods
pkey.sign(digest, data) → String

To sign the String data, digest, an instance of OpenSSL::Digest, must be provided. The return value is again a String containing the signature. A PKeyError is raised should errors occur. Any previous state of the Digest instance is irrelevant to the signature outcome, the digest instance is reset to its initial state during the operation.

Example

data = 'Sign me!'
digest = OpenSSL::Digest::SHA256.new
pkey = OpenSSL::PKey::RSA.new(2048)
signature = pkey.sign(digest, data)
static VALUE
ossl_pkey_sign(VALUE self, VALUE digest, VALUE data)
{
    EVP_PKEY *pkey;
    const EVP_MD *md;
    EVP_MD_CTX *ctx;
    unsigned int buf_len;
    VALUE str;
    int result;

    pkey = GetPrivPKeyPtr(self);
    md = ossl_evp_get_digestbyname(digest);
    StringValue(data);
    str = rb_str_new(0, EVP_PKEY_size(pkey));

    ctx = EVP_MD_CTX_new();
    if (!ctx)
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_MD_CTX_new");
    if (!EVP_SignInit_ex(ctx, md, NULL)) {
        EVP_MD_CTX_free(ctx);
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_SignInit_ex");
    }
    if (!EVP_SignUpdate(ctx, RSTRING_PTR(data), RSTRING_LEN(data))) {
        EVP_MD_CTX_free(ctx);
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_SignUpdate");
    }
    result = EVP_SignFinal(ctx, (unsigned char *)RSTRING_PTR(str), &buf_len, pkey);
    EVP_MD_CTX_free(ctx);
    if (!result)
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_SignFinal");
    rb_str_set_len(str, buf_len);

    return str;
}
pkey.verify(digest, signature, data) → String

To verify the String signature, digest, an instance of OpenSSL::Digest, must be provided to re-compute the message digest of the original data, also a String. The return value is true if the signature is valid, false otherwise. A PKeyError is raised should errors occur. Any previous state of the Digest instance is irrelevant to the validation outcome, the digest instance is reset to its initial state during the operation.

Example

data = 'Sign me!'
digest = OpenSSL::Digest::SHA256.new
pkey = OpenSSL::PKey::RSA.new(2048)
signature = pkey.sign(digest, data)
pub_key = pkey.public_key
puts pub_key.verify(digest, signature, data) # => true
static VALUE
ossl_pkey_verify(VALUE self, VALUE digest, VALUE sig, VALUE data)
{
    EVP_PKEY *pkey;
    const EVP_MD *md;
    EVP_MD_CTX *ctx;
    int siglen, result;

    GetPKey(self, pkey);
    ossl_pkey_check_public_key(pkey);
    md = ossl_evp_get_digestbyname(digest);
    StringValue(sig);
    siglen = RSTRING_LENINT(sig);
    StringValue(data);

    ctx = EVP_MD_CTX_new();
    if (!ctx)
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_MD_CTX_new");
    if (!EVP_VerifyInit_ex(ctx, md, NULL)) {
        EVP_MD_CTX_free(ctx);
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_VerifyInit_ex");
    }
    if (!EVP_VerifyUpdate(ctx, RSTRING_PTR(data), RSTRING_LEN(data))) {
        EVP_MD_CTX_free(ctx);
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_VerifyUpdate");
    }
    result = EVP_VerifyFinal(ctx, (unsigned char *)RSTRING_PTR(sig), siglen, pkey);
    EVP_MD_CTX_free(ctx);
    switch (result) {
    case 0:
        ossl_clear_error();
        return Qfalse;
    case 1:
        return Qtrue;
    default:
        ossl_raise(ePKeyError, "EVP_VerifyFinal");
    }
}