BN_BN2BIN(3ssl) OpenSSL BN_BN2BIN(3ssl)
NAME
BN_bn2binpad, BN_signed_bn2bin, BN_bn2bin, BN_bin2bn, BN_signed_bin2bn,
BN_bn2lebinpad, BN_signed_bn2lebin, BN_lebin2bn, BN_signed_lebin2bn,
BN_bn2nativepad, BN_signed_bn2native, BN_native2bn,
BN_signed_native2bn, BN_bn2hex, BN_bn2dec, BN_hex2bn, BN_dec2bn,
BN_print, BN_print_fp, BN_bn2mpi, BN_mpi2bn - format conversions
SYNOPSIS
#include
int BN_bn2bin(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to);
int BN_bn2binpad(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to, int tolen);
int BN_signed_bn2bin(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to, int tolen);
BIGNUM *BN_bin2bn(const unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
BIGNUM *BN_signed_bin2bn(const unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
int BN_bn2lebinpad(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to, int tolen);
int BN_signed_bn2lebin(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to, int tolen);
BIGNUM *BN_lebin2bn(const unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
BIGNUM *BN_signed_lebin2bn(const unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
int BN_bn2nativepad(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to, int tolen);
int BN_signed_bn2native(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to, int tolen);
BIGNUM *BN_native2bn(const unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
BIGNUM *BN_signed_native2bn(const unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
char *BN_bn2hex(const BIGNUM *a);
char *BN_bn2dec(const BIGNUM *a);
int BN_hex2bn(BIGNUM **a, const char *str);
int BN_dec2bn(BIGNUM **a, const char *str);
int BN_print(BIO *fp, const BIGNUM *a);
int BN_print_fp(FILE *fp, const BIGNUM *a);
int BN_bn2mpi(const BIGNUM *a, unsigned char *to);
BIGNUM *BN_mpi2bn(unsigned char *s, int len, BIGNUM *ret);
DESCRIPTION
BN_bn2bin() converts the absolute value of a into big-endian form and
stores it at to. to must point to BN_num_bytes(a) bytes of memory.
BN_bn2binpad() also converts the absolute value of a into big-endian
form and stores it at to. tolen indicates the length of the output
buffer to. The result is padded with zeros if necessary. If tolen is
less than BN_num_bytes(a) an error is returned.
BN_signed_bn2bin() converts the value of a into big-endian signed 2's
complements form and stores it at to. tolen indicates the length of the
output buffer to. The result is signed extended (padded with 0x00 for
positive numbers or with 0xff for negative numbers) if necessary. If
tolen is smaller than the necessary size (which may be
"), an error is returned.
BN_bin2bn() converts the positive integer in big-endian form of length
len at s into a BIGNUM and places it in ret. If ret is NULL, a new
BIGNUM is created.
BN_signed_bin2bn() converts the integer in big-endian signed 2's
complement form of length len at s into a BIGNUM and places it in ret.
If ret is NULL, a new BIGNUM is created.
BN_bn2lebinpad(), BN_signed_bn2lebin() and BN_lebin2bn() are identical
to BN_bn2binpad(), BN_signed_bn2bin() and BN_bin2bn() except the buffer
is in little-endian format.
BN_bn2nativepad(), BN_signed_bn2native() and BN_native2bn() are
identical to BN_bn2binpad(), BN_signed_bn2bin() and BN_bin2bn() except
the buffer is in native format, i.e. most significant byte first on
big-endian platforms, and least significant byte first on little-endian
platforms.
BN_bn2hex() and BN_bn2dec() return printable strings containing the
hexadecimal and decimal encoding of a respectively. For negative
numbers, the string is prefaced with a leading '-'. The string must be
freed later using OPENSSL_free().
BN_hex2bn() takes as many characters as possible from the string str,
including the leading character '-' which means negative, to form a
valid hexadecimal number representation and converts them to a BIGNUM
and stores it in **a. If *a is NULL, a new BIGNUM is created. If a is
NULL, it only computes the length of valid representation. A "negative
zero" is converted to zero. BN_dec2bn() is the same using the decimal
system.
BN_print() and BN_print_fp() write the hexadecimal encoding of a, with
a leading '-' for negative numbers, to the BIO or FILE fp.
BN_bn2mpi() and BN_mpi2bn() convert BIGNUMs from and to a format that
consists of the number's length in bytes represented as a 4-byte big-
endian number, and the number itself in big-endian format, where the
most significant bit signals a negative number (the representation of
numbers with the MSB set is prefixed with null byte).
BN_bn2mpi() stores the representation of a at to, where to must be
large enough to hold the result. The size can be determined by calling
BN_bn2mpi(a, NULL).
BN_mpi2bn() converts the len bytes long representation at s to a BIGNUM
and stores it at ret, or in a newly allocated BIGNUM if ret is NULL.
RETURN VALUES
BN_bn2bin() returns the length of the big-endian number placed at to.
BN_bin2bn() returns the BIGNUM, NULL on error.
BN_bn2binpad(), BN_signed_bn2bin(), BN_bn2lebinpad(),
BN_signed_bn2lebin(), BN_bn2nativepad(), and_signed BN_bn2native()
return the number of bytes written or -1 if the supplied buffer is too
small.
BN_bn2hex() and BN_bn2dec() return a NUL-terminated string, or NULL on
error. BN_hex2bn() and BN_dec2bn() return the number of characters used
in parsing, or 0 on error, in which case no new BIGNUM will be created.
BN_print_fp() and BN_print() return 1 on success, 0 on write errors.
BN_bn2mpi() returns the length of the representation. BN_mpi2bn()
returns the BIGNUM, and NULL on error.
The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).
SEE ALSO
ERR_get_error(3), BN_zero(3), ASN1_INTEGER_to_BN(3), BN_num_bytes(3)
COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2000-2022 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.
Licensed under the Apache License 2.0 (the "License"). You may not use
this file except in compliance with the License. You can obtain a copy
in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at
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3.3.1 2024-06-04 BN_BN2BIN(3ssl)