gnutls_anon_set_server_dh_params - Linux


gnutls_anon_set_server_dh_params is a versatile command that allows you to set Diffie-Hellman (DH) parameters for anonymous Diffie-Hellman (ADH) key exchange in GnuTLS.

Specifically, it initializes the server_dh_params field of a gnutls_anon_verify_data_t structure with DH parameters (p, g, and p_bits). ADH is a popular key exchange protocol that enables two parties to establish a shared secret over an insecure network without revealing their long-term private keys.


int gnutls_anon_set_server_dh_params(gnutls_anon_verify_data_t *anon_data, mpz_t p, mpz_t g, int p_bits);


| Option | Description | Default |
| anon_data | Pointer to the gnutls_anon_verify_data_t structure to be initialized | N/A |
| p | Pointer to a multi-precision integer representing the DH prime modulus | N/A |
| g | Pointer to a multi-precision integer representing the DH generator | N/A |
| p_bits | Number of bits in the DH prime modulus | N/A |


Example 1: Setting DH Parameters for Server-Side ADH

#include <gnutls/gnutls.h>
#include <gmp.h>

int main() {
  gnutls_anon_verify_data_t anon_data;
  mpz_t p, g;

  // Initialize DH parameters
  mpz_set_str(p, "YOUR_PRIME_MODULUS", 10);
  mpz_set_str(g, "YOUR_GENERATOR", 10);

  // Set DH parameters in anon_data
  gnutls_anon_set_server_dh_params(&anon_data, p, g, mpz_sizeinbase(p, 2));

  // ...
  // Use anon_data in your server-side ADH implementation
  // ...


  return 0;

Common Issues

  • Ensure that the DH parameters (p, g, and p_bits) are valid and appropriate for the security level required.
  • Handle errors returned by gnutls_anon_set_server_dh_params.
  • Use a secure source of DH parameters to prevent potential vulnerabilities.


gnutls_anon_set_server_dh_params can be integrated with other GnuTLS functions to establish and verify ADH-based connections. It can also be combined with other cryptographic primitives to enhance the security of network communications.

Related Commands

  • gnutls_anon_set_dh_params: Set DH parameters for anonymous DH key exchange.
  • gnutls_anon_init: Initialize a gnutls_anon_verify_data_t structure for anonymous authentication.
  • gnutls_dh_params_init: Initialize a DH parameters structure.