#include <openssl/evp.h> int EVP_VerifyInit_ex(EVP_MD_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *type, ENGINE *impl); int EVP_VerifyUpdate(EVP_MD_CTX *ctx, const void *d, unsigned int cnt); int EVP_VerifyFinal(EVP_MD_CTX *ctx,unsigned char *sigbuf, unsigned int siglen,EVP_PKEY *pkey); int EVP_VerifyInit(EVP_MD_CTX *ctx, const EVP_MD *type);
EVP_VerifyInit_ex() sets up verification context ctx to use digest type from ENGINE impl. ctx must be initialized by calling EVP_MD_CTX_init() before calling this function.
EVP_VerifyUpdate() hashes cnt bytes of data at d into the verification context ctx. This function can be called several times on the same ctx to include additional data.
EVP_VerifyFinal() verifies the data in ctx using the public key pkey and against the siglen bytes at sigbuf.
EVP_VerifyInit() initializes verification context ctx to use the default implementation of digest type.
EVP_VerifyFinal() returns 1 for a correct signature, 0 for failure and -1 if some other error occurred.
The error codes can be obtained by ERR_get_error(3).
Due to the link between message digests and public key algorithms the correct digest algorithm must be used with the correct public key type. A list of algorithms and associated public key algorithms appears in EVP_DigestInit(3).
The call to EVP_VerifyFinal() internally finalizes a copy of the digest context. This means that calls to EVP_VerifyUpdate() and EVP_VerifyFinal() can be called later to digest and verify additional data.
Since only a copy of the digest context is ever finalized the context must be cleaned up after use by calling EVP_MD_CTX_cleanup() or a memory leak will occur.
EVP_VerifyInit_ex() was added in OpenSSL 0.9.7