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Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA - Digital Signature Algorithm using OpenSSL

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NAME

Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA - Digital Signature Algorithm using OpenSSL

SYNOPSIS

  use Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA;
  # generate keys and write out to PEM files
  my $dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->generate_parameters( 512 );
  $dsa->generate_key;
  $dsa->write_pub_key( $filename );
  $dsa->write_priv_key( $filename );
  # using keys from PEM files
  my $dsa_priv = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_priv_key( $filename );
  my $sig      = $dsa_priv->sign($message);
  my $dsa_pub  = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_pub_key( $filename );
  my $valid    = $dsa_pub->verify($message, $sig);
  # using keys from PEM strings
  my $dsa_priv = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_priv_key_str( $key_string );
  my $sig      = $dsa_priv->sign($message);
  my $dsa_pub  = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_pub_key_str( $key_string );
  my $valid    = $dsa_pub->verify($message, $sig);

DESCRIPTION

Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA implements the DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) signature verification system.
It is a thin XS wrapper to the DSA functions contained in the OpenSSL crypto library, located at http://www.openssl.org

CLASS METHODS

$dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->generate_parameters( $bits, $seed );
Returns a new DSA object and generates the p, q and g parameters necessary to generate keys.
 
bits is the length of the prime to be generated; the DSS allows a maximum of 1024 bits.
$dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_params( $filename );
Reads in a parameter PEM file and returns a new DSA object with the p, q and g parameters necessary to generate keys.
$dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_pub_key( $filename );
Reads in a public key PEM file and returns a new DSA object that can be used to verify DSA signatures.
$dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_priv_key( $filename );
Reads in a private key PEM file and returns a new DSA object that can be used to sign messages.
$dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_pub_key_str( $key_string );
Reads in a public key PEM string and returns a new DSA object that can be used to verify DSA signatures. The string should include the -----BEGIN...----- and -----END...----- lines.
$dsa = Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA->read_priv_key_str( $key_string );
Reads in a private key PEM string and returns a new DSA object that can be used to sign messages. The string should include the -----BEGIN...----- and -----END...----- lines.

OBJECT METHODS

$dsa->generate_key;
Generates private and public keys, assuming that $dsa is the return value of generate_parameters.
$sig = $dsa->sign( $message );
Signs $message, returning the signature. Note that $meesage cannot exceed 20 characters in length.
 
$dsa is the signer's private key.
$sig_obj = $dsa->do_sign( $message );
Similar to "sign", but returns a Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA::Signature object.
$valid = $dsa->verify( $message, $sig );
Verifies that the $sig signature for $message is valid.
 
$dsa is the signer's public key.
 
Note: it croaks if the underlying library call returns error (-1).
$valid = $dsa->do_verify( $message, $sig_obj );
Similar to "verify", but uses a Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA::Signature object.
 
Note: it croaks if the underlying library call returns error (-1).
$dsa->write_params( $filename );
Writes the parameters into a PEM file.
$dsa->write_pub_key( $filename );
Writes the public key into a PEM file.
$dsa->write_priv_key( $filename );
Writes the private key into a PEM file.
$p = $dsa->get_p, $dsa->set_p($p)
Gets/sets the prime number in binary format.
$q = $dsa->get_q, $dsa->set_q($q)
Gets/sets the subprime number (q | p-1) in binary format.
$g = $dsa->get_g, $dsa->set_g($g)
Gets/sets the generator of subgroup in binary format.
$pub_key = $dsa->get_pub_key, $dsa->set_pub_key($pub_key)
Gets/sets the public key (y = g^x) in binary format.
$priv_key = $dsa->get_priv_key, $dsa->set_priv_key($priv_key)
Gets/sets the private key in binary format.

NOTES

Crpyt::DSA is a more mature Perl DSA module, but can be difficult to install, because of the Math::Pari requirement.
Comments, suggestions, and patches welcome.

AUTHOR

T.J. Mather, <tjmather@maxmind.com> Copyright (c) 2002 T.J. Mather. Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Paid support is available directly from the author of this package. Please see <http://www.maxmind.com/app/opensourceservices> for more details.

SEE ALSO

Crypt::OpenSSL::DSA::Signature
Crypt::DSA, Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA
Net::DNS::SEC
2017-07-22 perl v5.26.0