[openssl-commits] [openssl] OpenSSL_1_0_2-stable update

Rich Salz rsalz at openssl.org
Mon Feb 27 16:36:53 UTC 2017

The branch OpenSSL_1_0_2-stable has been updated
       via  0da68ec9a2673d5abf0c3a628e5e7f8da5813dba (commit)
      from  847406923534dd791f73d0cda15d3f17f513f2a5 (commit)

- Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
commit 0da68ec9a2673d5abf0c3a628e5e7f8da5813dba
Author: Adrian Vollmer <adrian.vollmer at syss.de>
Date:   Mon Feb 27 15:51:21 2017 +0100

    Adjust the default value of the private key size
    ...in the man page to reflect the actual default (2048 instead of 512)
    CLA: trivial
    Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org>
    Reviewed-by: Rich Salz <rsalz at openssl.org>
    (Merged from https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/2754)
    (cherry picked from commit 013bc448672cbc3c9cd154709400c676c2955229)


Summary of changes:
 doc/apps/genrsa.pod | 34 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/apps/genrsa.pod b/doc/apps/genrsa.pod
index 3dc9870..f4ed959 100644
--- a/doc/apps/genrsa.pod
+++ b/doc/apps/genrsa.pod
@@ -7,11 +7,15 @@ genrsa - generate an RSA private key
 =head1 SYNOPSIS
 B<openssl> B<genrsa>
 [B<-out filename>]
 [B<-passout arg>]
@@ -32,17 +36,21 @@ The B<genrsa> command generates an RSA private key.
 =over 4
+=item B<-help>
+Print out a usage message.
 =item B<-out filename>
-the output filename. If this argument is not specified then standard output is
+Output the key to the specified file. If this argument is not specified then
+standard output is used.
 =item B<-passout arg>
 the output file password source. For more information about the format of B<arg>
-see the B<PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS> section in L<openssl(1)|openssl(1)>.
+see the B<PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS> section in L<openssl(1)>.
-=item B<-aes128|-aes192|-aes256|-camellia128|-camellia192|-camellia256|-des|-des3|-idea>
+=item B<-aes128|-aes192|-aes256|-aria128|-aria192|-aria256|-camellia128|-camellia192|-camellia256|-des|-des3|-idea>
 These options encrypt the private key with specified
 cipher before outputting it. If none of these options is
@@ -56,8 +64,8 @@ the public exponent to use, either 65537 or 3. The default is 65537.
 =item B<-rand file(s)>
 a file or files containing random data used to seed the random number
-generator, or an EGD socket (see L<RAND_egd(3)|RAND_egd(3)>).
-Multiple files can be specified separated by a OS-dependent character.
+generator, or an EGD socket (see L<RAND_egd(3)>).
+Multiple files can be specified separated by an OS-dependent character.
 The separator is B<;> for MS-Windows, B<,> for OpenVMS, and B<:> for
 all others.
@@ -71,7 +79,7 @@ for all available algorithms.
 =item B<numbits>
 the size of the private key to generate in bits. This must be the last option
-specified. The default is 512.
+specified. The default is 2048.
@@ -96,7 +104,15 @@ be much larger (typically 1024 bits).
 =head1 SEE ALSO
+Copyright 2000-2017 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.
+Licensed under the OpenSSL license (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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