Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit



PKCS12_gen_mac, PKCS12_setup_mac, PKCS12_set_mac, PKCS12_verify_mac - Functions to create and manipulate a PKCS#12 structure


#include <openssl/pkcs12.h>

int PKCS12_gen_mac(PKCS12 *p12, const char *pass, int passlen,
                   unsigned char *mac, unsigned int *maclen);
int PKCS12_verify_mac(PKCS12 *p12, const char *pass, int passlen);
int PKCS12_set_mac(PKCS12 *p12, const char *pass, int passlen,
                   unsigned char *salt, int saltlen, int iter,
                   const EVP_MD *md_type);
int PKCS12_setup_mac(PKCS12 *p12, int iter, unsigned char *salt,
                     int saltlen, const EVP_MD *md_type);


PKCS12_gen_mac() generates an HMAC over the entire PKCS#12 object using the supplied password along with a set of already configured parameters. The default key generation mechanism used is PKCS12KDF.

PKCS12_verify_mac() verifies the PKCS#12 object's HMAC using the supplied password.

PKCS12_setup_mac() sets the MAC part of the PKCS#12 structure with the supplied parameters.

PKCS12_set_mac() sets the MAC and MAC parameters into the PKCS#12 object.

pass is the passphrase to use in the HMAC. salt is the salt value to use, iter is the iteration count and md_type is the message digest function to use.


If salt is NULL then a suitable salt will be generated and used.

If iter is 1 then an iteration count will be omitted from the PKCS#12 structure.

PKCS12_gen_mac(), PKCS12_verify_mac() and PKCS12_set_mac() make assumptions regarding the encoding of the given passphrase. See passphrase-encoding(7) for more information.


All functions return 1 on success and 0 if an error occurred.


IETF RFC 7292 (


d2i_PKCS12(3), EVP_KDF-PKCS12KDF(7), PKCS12_create(3), passphrase-encoding(7)

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