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Question about OpenSSL when accepting a connection.

 Can I create keys at run time ?
 Currently i use SSL_CTX_use_certificate_file with a fixed PEM file containing the key.
 How can I generate random key pairs to be used ?
 
 I tried

RSA* rsa = RSA_generate_key(2048,17,0,0);
but SSL_CTX_use_RSAPrivateKey() fails.

Regards

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You might be trying to do the wrong thing...

I believe that ssh clients and servers use their respective private key information with the others' public key information, along with random data and time-based data, to negotiate & generate a unique symmetric session key with which they encrypt the 'meat' of the data exchanged between them.   So, all data seen by a malicious observer will be encrypted with a different session key every connection, and (maybe, I'm not sure) perhaps periodically a new session key for a long-term connection.

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