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gnutls_prf

gnutls_prf

Section: gnutls (3) Updated: 2.8.6
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NAME

gnutls_prf - derive pseudo-random data using the TLS PRF  

SYNOPSIS

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

int gnutls_prf(gnutls_session_t session, size_t label_size, const char * label, int server_random_first, size_t extra_size, const char * extra, size_t outsize, char * out);  

ARGUMENTS

gnutls_session_t session
is a gnutls_session_t structure.
size_t label_size
length of the label variable.
const char * label
label used in PRF computation, typically a short string.
int server_random_first
non-0 if server random field should be first in seed
size_t extra_size
length of the extra variable.
const char * extra
optional extra data to seed the PRF with.
size_t outsize
size of pre-allocated output buffer to hold the output.
char * out
pre-allocate buffer to hold the generated data.
 

DESCRIPTION

Apply the TLS Pseudo-Random-Function (PRF) using the master secret on some data, seeded with the client and server random fields.

The label variable usually contain a string denoting the purpose for the generated data. The server_random_first indicate whether the client random field or the server random field should be first in the seed. Non-0 indicate that the server random field is first, 0 that the client random field is first.

The extra variable can be used to add more data to the seed, after the random variables. It can be used to tie make sure the generated output is strongly connected to some additional data (e.g., a string used in user authentication).

The output is placed in *OUT, which must be pre-allocated.  

RETURNS

GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS on success, or an error code.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-gnutls@gnu.org>. GnuTLS home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/ General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for gnutls is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gnutls programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info gnutls

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
ARGUMENTS
DESCRIPTION
RETURNS
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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