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## evp(3)
## NAMEevp - high-level cryptographic functions
## SYNOPSIS#include <openssl/evp.h>
## DESCRIPTIONThe EVP library provides a high-level interface to cryptographic functions.
The
Symmetric encryption is available with the
The The EVP_PKEY functions support the full range of asymmetric algorithm operations: **For key agreement see EVP_PKEY_derive(3)****For signing and verifying see EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify(3) and EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3). However, note that these functions do not perform a digest of the data to be signed. Therefore normally you would use the****EVP_DigestSign***...*functions for this purpose.**For encryption and decryption see EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3) and EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3) respectively. However, note that these functions perform encryption and decryption only. As public key encryption is an expensive operation, normally you would wrap an encrypted message in a "digital envelope" using the****EVP_Seal***...*and**EVP_Open***...*functions.
The EVP_BytesToKey(3) function provides some limited support for password based encryption. Careful selection of the parameters will provide a PKCS#5 PBKDF1 compatible implementation. However, new applications should not typically use this (preferring, for example, PBKDF2 from PCKS#5). Algorithms are loaded with OpenSSL_add_all_algorithms(3).
All the symmetric algorithms (ciphers), digests and asymmetric algorithms
(public key algorithms) can be replaced by ENGINE modules providing alternative implementations. If ENGINE implementations of
ciphers or digests are registered as defaults, then the various EVP
functions will automatically use those implementations automatically in
preference to built in software implementations. For more information,
consult the Although low level algorithm specific functions exist for many algorithms their use is discouraged. They cannot be used with an ENGINE and ENGINE versions of new algorithms cannot be accessed using the low level functions. Also makes code harder to adapt to new algorithms and some options are not cleanly supported at the low level and some operations are more efficient using the high level interface.
## SEE ALSOEVP_DigestInit(3), EVP_EncryptInit(3), EVP_OpenInit(3), EVP_SealInit(3), EVP_DigestSignInit(3), EVP_SignInit(3), EVP_VerifyInit(3), EVP_PKEY_new(3), EVP_PKEY_set1_RSA(3), EVP_PKEY_keygen(3), EVP_PKEY_print_private(3), EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3), EVP_PKEY_derive(3), EVP_BytesToKey(3), OpenSSL_add_all_algorithms(3), engine(3) | ||||||||||||||||||||