Thanks, that makes perfect sense.

-Robert



Mounir IDRASSI wrote:
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> Hi,
> This is normal since the RSA private key is in the Chinese Remainder
> format ( p, q, dp, dq and d). The first four elements have half the size
> of the moduluse and the last has the same size as the modulus. Thus, the
> hole RSA private key encoding will take three times the modulus size
> which is roughly the size of the RSA public key.
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> Mounir IDRASSI
> IDRIX - Cryptography And IT Security Experts
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> robert2007 a =C3=A9crit :
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am working with OpenSSL and am interested in why my private key is
>> three
>> time the size of my public key when using 1024 bit RSA?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> =20

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