Decouple the EVP and PEM code.

EVP_PKEY_asn1_find can already be private. EVP_PKEY_asn1_find_str is used
only so the PEM code can get at legacy encoders. Since this is all
legacy non-PKCS8 stuff, we can just explicitly list out the three cases
in the two places that need it. If this changes, we can later add a
table in crypto/pem mapping string to EVP_PKEY type.

With this, EVP_PKEY_ASN1_METHOD is no longer exposed in the public API
and nothing outside of EVP_PKEY reaches into it. Unexport all of that.

Change-Id: Iab661014247dbdbc31e5e9887364176ec5ad2a6d
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
5 files changed
tree: 4737f7fdcea7abe1a2701b7baec6de00279042dd
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  2. .gitignore
  4. CMakeLists.txt
  11. codereview.settings
  12. crypto/
  13. decrepit/
  14. fuzz/
  15. include/
  16. ssl/
  17. tool/
  18. util/


BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

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BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

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