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Pauli 7d615e2178 rand_drbg: remove RAND_DRBG.
The RAND_DRBG API did not fit well into the new provider concept as
implemented by EVP_RAND and EVP_RAND_CTX. The main reason is that the
RAND_DRBG API is a mixture of 'front end' and 'back end' API calls
and some of its API calls are rather low-level. This holds in particular
for the callback mechanism (RAND_DRBG_set_callbacks()) and the RAND_DRBG
type changing mechanism (RAND_DRBG_set()).

Adding a compatibility layer to continue supporting the RAND_DRBG API as
a legacy API for a regular deprecation period turned out to come at the
price of complicating the new provider API unnecessarily. Since the
RAND_DRBG API exists only since version 1.1.1, it was decided by the OMC
to drop it entirely.

Other related changes:

Use RNG instead of DRBG in EVP_RAND documentation.  The documentation was
using DRBG in places where it should have been RNG or CSRNG.

Move the RAND_DRBG(7) documentation to EVP_RAND(7).

Reviewed-by: Matthias St. Pierre <>
(Merged from
2020-08-07 14:16:47 +10:00