gnutls_x509_privkey_import_openssl(3) API function


#include <gnutls/x509.h>

int gnutls_x509_privkey_import_openssl(gnutls_x509_privkey_t key, const gnutls_datum_t * data, const char * password);


gnutls_x509_privkey_t key
The data to store the parsed key
const gnutls_datum_t * data
The DER or PEM encoded key.
const char * password
the password to decrypt the key (if it is encrypted).


This function will convert the given PEM encrypted to the native gnutls_x509_privkey_t format. The output will be stored in key .

The password should be in ASCII. If the password is not provided or wrong then GNUTLS_E_DECRYPTION_FAILED will be returned.

If the Certificate is PEM encoded it should have a header of "PRIVATE KEY" and the "DEK-Info" header.


On success, GNUTLS_E_SUCCESS (0) is returned, otherwise a negative error value.


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