Issue #5600 has been reported by Steve Caligo.

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Bug #5600: OpenSSL::X509::Request can't sign() an OpenSSL::PKey::EC
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5600

Author: Steve Caligo
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: ext
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p0 (2011-10-30 revision 33570) [x86_64-linux]


Unlike the PKey::DSA and PKey::RSA classes, PKey::EC provides a private_key?() rather than private?() method and is thus incompatible with the other OpenSSL classes that rely on them, i.e. it makes impossible to generate a certificate signing request:

key = OpenSSL::PKey::EC.new('secp521r1')
key.generate_key

req = OpenSSL::X509::Request.new
req.public_key = key
req.subject = OpenSSL::X509::Name.parse('CN=whatever')
req.sign(key, OpenSSL::Digest::SHA384.new)


which produces the error:

in `sign': undefined method `private?' for #<OpenSSL::PKey::EC:0x000000021b4980> (NoMethodError)


ossl_pkey_ec.c should either:
- rb_define_method() the missing private? and public? methods
- rename public_key? to public? and private_key? to private?

Judging by the source code, this should be present in branch 1.8 as well.



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