Cryptography functions

The public functions listed here perform cryptographic operations based on the PKCS #11 interface.

If documentation is available for a function listed below, the function name is linked to either its MDC wiki page or its entry in the old SSL Reference. The Mozilla Cross Reference (MXR) link for each function provides access to the function definition, prototype definition, and source code references. The NSS version column indicates which versions of NSS support the function.

Function name/documentation Source code NSS versions
PK11_AlgtagToMechanism MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_Authenticate MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_BlockData MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ChangePW MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_CheckUserPassword MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_CipherOp MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_CloneContext MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ConfigurePKCS11 MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ConvertSessionPrivKeyToTokenPrivKey MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_ConvertSessionSymKeyToTokenSymKey MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_CopyTokenPrivKeyToSessionPrivKey MXR 3.11 and later
PK11_CreateContextBySymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_CreateDigestContext MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_CreateGenericObject MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_CreateMergeLog MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_CreatePBEAlgorithmID MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_CreatePBEV2AlgorithmID MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_DeleteTokenPrivateKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_DeleteTokenPublicKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_DeleteTokenSymKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_Derive MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DeriveWithFlags MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DeriveWithFlagsPerm MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_DestroyContext MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DestroyGenericObject MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_DestroyGenericObjects MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_DestroyMergeLog MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_DestroyObject MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DestroyTokenObject MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DigestBegin MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DigestKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DigestOp MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DigestFinal MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_DoesMechanism MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ExportEncryptedPrivateKeyInfo MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ExportEncryptedPrivKeyInfo MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_ExportPrivateKeyInfo MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_Finalize MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindBestKEAMatch MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindCertAndKeyByRecipientList MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindCertAndKeyByRecipientListNew MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindCertByIssuerAndSN MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindCertFromDERCert MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindCertFromNickname MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindCertInSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindGenericObjects MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_FindFixedKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindKeyByAnyCert MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindKeyByDERCert MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindPrivateKeyFromCert MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindSlotByName MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FindSlotsByNames MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_FortezzaHasKEA MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FortezzaMapSig MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FreeSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FreeSlotList MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_FreeSlotListElement MXR 3.11 and later
PK11_FreeSymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GenerateFortezzaIV MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GenerateKeyPair MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GenerateKeyPairWithFlags MXR 3.10.2 and later
PK11_GenerateKeyPairWithOpFlags MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_GenerateNewParam MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GenerateRandom MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GenerateRandomOnSlot MXR 3.11 and later
PK11_GetAllTokens MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetAllSlotsForCert MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_GetBestKeyLength MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetBestSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetBestSlotMultiple MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetBestWrapMechanism MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetBlockSize MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetCertFromPrivateKey MXR 3.9.3 and later
PK11_GetCurrentWrapIndex MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetDefaultArray MXR 3.8 and later
PK11_GetDefaultFlags MXR 3.8 and later
PK11_GetDisabledReason MXR 3.8 and later
PK11_GetFirstSafe MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetInternalKeySlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetInternalSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetKeyGen MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetKeyLength MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetKeyStrength MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetMechanism MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetMinimumPwdLength MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetModInfo MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_GetModule MXR 3.3 and later
PK11_GetModuleID MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetNextGenericObject MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_GetNextSafe MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetNextSymKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetPadMechanism MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetPBECryptoMechanism MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_GetPBEIV MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_GetPQGParamsFromPrivateKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetPrevGenericObject MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_GetPrivateKeyNickname MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetPrivateModulusLen MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetPublicKeyNickname MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetSlotFromKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetSlotFromPrivateKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetSlotID MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetSlotInfo MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetSlotName MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetSlotSeries MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetSymKeyNickname MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_GetSymKeyType MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_GetSymKeyUserData MXR 3.11 and later
PK11_GetTokenInfo MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetTokenName MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetWindow MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_GetWrapKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_HashBuf MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_HasRootCerts MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_ImportCert MXR 3.5 and later
PK11_ImportCertForKeyToSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ImportCRL MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_ImportDERCert MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_ImportDERPrivateKeyInfoAndReturnKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_ImportEncryptedPrivateKeyInfo MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ImportPrivateKeyInfo MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ImportPrivateKeyInfoAndReturnKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_ImportPublicKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_ImportSymKeyWithFlags MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_InitPin MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsFIPS MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsDisabled MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_IsFriendly MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsHW MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsInternal MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsPresent MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsReadOnly MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_IsRemovable MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_IVFromParam MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_KeyGen MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_LinkGenericObject MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_ListCerts MXR 3.2 and later. Updated 3.8 with new options. See bug 215186
PK11_ListFixedKeysInSlot MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_ListPrivKeysInSlot MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_ListPublicKeysInSlot MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_LoadPrivKey MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_LogoutAll MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_MakeKEAPubKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_MapPBEMechanismToCryptoMechanism MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_MapSignKeyType MXR 3.11 and later
PK11_MechanismToAlgtag MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_MergeTokens MXR 3.12 and later
PK11_MoveSymKey MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_NeedLogin MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_NeedUserInit MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ParamFromIV MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ParamFromAlgid MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ParamToAlgid MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_PBEKeyGen MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_PrivDecryptPKCS1 MXR 3.9.3 and later
PK11_ProtectedAuthenticationPath MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_PubDecryptRaw MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_PubDerive MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_PubDeriveWithKDF MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_PubEncryptPKCS1 MXR 3.9.3 and later
PK11_PubEncryptRaw MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_PubUnwrapSymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_PubUnwrapSymKeyWithFlags MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_PubUnwrapSymKeyWithFlagsPerm MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_PubWrapSymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_RandomUpdate MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ReadRawAttribute MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_ReferenceSymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_ResetToken MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_RestoreContext MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SaveContext MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SaveContextAlloc MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_SetFortezzaHack MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SetPasswordFunc MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SetPrivateKeyNickname MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_SetPublicKeyNickname MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_SetSlotPWValues MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SetSymKeyNickname MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_SetSymKeyUserData MXR 3.11 and later
PK11_SetWrapKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_Sign MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SignatureLen MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_SymKeyFromHandle MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_TokenExists MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_TokenKeyGen MXR 3.6 and later
PK11_TokenKeyGenWithFlags MXR 3.10.2 and later
PK11_TokenRefresh MXR 3.7.1 and later
PK11_TraverseCertsForNicknameInSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_TraverseCertsForSubjectInSlot MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_TraverseSlotCerts MXR 3.4 and later
PK11_UnlinkGenericObject MXR 3.9.2 and later
PK11_UnwrapSymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_UnwrapSymKeyWithFlags MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_UnwrapSymKeyWithFlagsPerm MXR 3.9 and later
PK11_UpdateSlotAttribute MXR 3.8 and later
PK11_UserEnableSlot MXR 3.8 and later
PK11_UserDisableSlot MXR 3.8 and later
PK11_Verify MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_VerifyKeyOK MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_WaitForTokenEvent MXR 3.7 and later
PK11_WrapSymKey MXR 3.2 and later
PK11_WriteRawAttribute MXR 3.12 and later
PK11SDR_Encrypt MXR 3.2 and later
PK11SDR_Decrypt MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_DeletePermCertificate MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_DeletePermCRL MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_DerSignData MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_DestroyCrl MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_FindCrlByDERCert MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_FindCrlByName MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_LookupCrls MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_NewCrl MXR 3.2 and later
SEC_QuickDERDecodeItem MXR 3.6 and later
SECKEY_CacheStaticFlags MXR 3.10 and later
SECKEY_ConvertToPublicKey MXR 3.2 and later
SECKEY_CopyPrivateKey MXR 3.2 and later
SECKEY_CopyPublicKey MXR 3.6 and later
SECKEY_CopySubjectPublicKeyInfo MXR 3.4 and later
SECKEY_CreateDHPrivateKey MXR 3.3 and later
SECKEY_CreateECPrivateKey MXR 3.8 and later
SECKEY_CreateSubjectPublicKeyInfo MXR 3.2 and later
SECKEY_DecodeDERSubjectPublicKeyInfo MXR 3.4 and later
SECKEY_DestroyPrivateKey MXR 3.2 and later
SECKEY_ECParamsToBasePointOrderLen MXR 3.12 and later
SECKEY_ECParamsToKeySize MXR 3.12 and later
SECKEY_DestroyPublicKeyList MXR 3.4 and later
SECKEY_DestroySubjectPublicKeyInfo MXR 3.2 and later
SECKEY_GetPublicKeyType MXR 3.3 and later
SECKEY_PublicKeyStrengthInBits MXR 3.8 and later
SECKEY_SignatureLen MXR 3.11.2 and later

 

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