[openssl-users] Generating RSA PrivateKey and PublicKey programmaticallly

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Tue Apr 28 14:59:06 UTC 2015

On 28/04/15 15:39, Nayna Jain wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to generate public and private key pair programmatically.
> However, I have some basic questions.
> The key generated using RSA_generate_key_ex  is actually a key pair ,
> having both private and public key.
> NOw, if I want to extract the public and private keys separately from
> this and want to store it in different privatekey.pem and publickey.pem
> file, how can I do that programmatically.
> Also, when openssl genrsa commandline generates the privatekey.pem, does
> it has only private key or also publickey

Take a look at the various PEM_write*PUBKEY() and PEM_write*PrivateKey()
functions here:



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