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hmac(3)                             OpenSSL                            hmac(3)


       HMAC, HMAC_CTX_init, HMAC_Init, HMAC_Init_ex, HMAC_Update, HMAC_Final,
       HMAC_CTX_cleanup, HMAC_cleanup - HMAC message authentication code


        #include <openssl/hmac.h>

        unsigned char *HMAC(const EVP_MD *evp_md, const void *key,
                      int key_len, const unsigned char *d, int n,
                      unsigned char *md, unsigned int *md_len);

        void HMAC_CTX_init(HMAC_CTX *ctx);

        int HMAC_Init(HMAC_CTX *ctx, const void *key, int key_len,
                      const EVP_MD *md);
        int HMAC_Init_ex(HMAC_CTX *ctx, const void *key, int key_len,
                          const EVP_MD *md, ENGINE *impl);
        int HMAC_Update(HMAC_CTX *ctx, const unsigned char *data, int len);
        int HMAC_Final(HMAC_CTX *ctx, unsigned char *md, unsigned int *len);

        void HMAC_CTX_cleanup(HMAC_CTX *ctx);
        void HMAC_cleanup(HMAC_CTX *ctx);


       HMAC is a MAC (message authentication code), i.e. a keyed hash function
       used for message authentication, which is based on a hash function.

       HMAC() computes the message authentication code of the n bytes at d
       using the hash function evp_md and the key key which is key_len bytes

       It places the result in md (which must have space for the output of the
       hash function, which is no more than EVP_MAX_MD_SIZE bytes).  If md is
       NULL, the digest is placed in a static array.  The size of the output
       is placed in md_len, unless it is NULL. Note: passing a NULL value for
       md  to use the static array is not thread safe.

       evp_md can be EVP_sha1(), EVP_ripemd160() etc.

       HMAC_CTX_init() initialises a HMAC_CTX before first use. It must be

       HMAC_CTX_cleanup() erases the key and other data from the HMAC_CTX and
       releases any associated resources. It must be called when an HMAC_CTX
       is no longer required.

       HMAC_cleanup() is an alias for HMAC_CTX_cleanup() included for back
       compatibility with 0.9.6b, it is deprecated.

       The following functions may be used if the message is not completely
       stored in memory:

       HMAC_Init() initializes a HMAC_CTX structure to use the hash function
       evp_md and the key key which is key_len bytes long. It is deprecated
       and only included for backward compatibility with OpenSSL 0.9.6b.

       HMAC_Init_ex() initializes or reuses a HMAC_CTX structure to use the
       hash function evp_md and key key. If both are NULL (or evp_md is the
       same as the previous digest used by ctx and key is NULL) the existing
       key is reused. ctx must have been created with HMAC_CTX_new() before
       the first use of an HMAC_CTX in this function. N.B. HMAC_Init() had
       this undocumented behaviour in previous versions of OpenSSL - failure
       to switch to HMAC_Init_ex() in programs that expect it will cause them
       to stop working.

       NB: if HMAC_Init_ex() is called with key NULL and evp_md is not the
       same as the previous digest used by ctx then an error is returned
       because reuse of an existing key with a different digest is not

       HMAC_Update() can be called repeatedly with chunks of the message to be
       authenticated (len bytes at data).

       HMAC_Final() places the message authentication code in md, which must
       have space for the hash function output.


       HMAC() returns a pointer to the message authentication code or NULL if
       an error occurred.

       HMAC_Init_ex(), HMAC_Update() and HMAC_Final() return 1 for success or
       0 if an error occurred.

       HMAC_CTX_init() and HMAC_CTX_cleanup() do not return values.


       RFC 2104


       sha(3), evp(3)


       HMAC(), HMAC_Init(), HMAC_Update(), HMAC_Final() and HMAC_cleanup() are
       available since SSLeay 0.9.0.

       HMAC_CTX_init(), HMAC_Init_ex() and HMAC_CTX_cleanup() are available
       since OpenSSL 0.9.7.

       HMAC_Init_ex(), HMAC_Update() and HMAC_Final() did not return values in
       versions of OpenSSL before 1.0.0.

1.0.2m                            2017-11-02                           hmac(3)

openssl 1.0.2m - Generated Sat Nov 11 07:18:45 CST 2017
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