Ruby latest stable (v1_9_3_392) - 0 notes - Superclass: cPKey

An implementation of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol based on discrete logarithms in finite fields, the same basis that DSA is built on.

Accessor methods for the Diffie-Hellman parameters

  • DH#p

The prime (an OpenSSL::BN) of the Diffie-Hellman parameters.

  • DH#g

The generator (an OpenSSL::BN) g of the Diffie-Hellman parameters.

  • DH#pub_key

The per-session public key (an OpenSSL::BN) matching the private key. This needs to be passed to DH#compute_key.

  • DH#priv_key

The per-session private key, an OpenSSL::BN.

Example of a key exchange

dh1 = OpenSSL::PKey::DH.new(2048)
params = dh1.public_key.to_der #you may send this publicly to the participating party
dh2 = OpenSSL::PKey::DH.new(der)
dh2.generate_key! #generate the per-session key pair
symm_key1 = dh1.compute_key(dh2.pub_key)
symm_key2 = dh2.compute_key(dh1.pub_key)

puts symm_key1 == symm_key2 # => true
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