Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit



CMS_EncryptedData_decrypt, CMS_EnvelopedData_decrypt - Decrypt CMS EncryptedData or EnvelopedData


#include <openssl/cms.h>

int CMS_EncryptedData_decrypt(CMS_ContentInfo *cms,
                              const unsigned char *key, size_t keylen,
                              BIO *dcont, BIO *out, unsigned int flags);

BIO *CMS_EnvelopedData_decrypt(CMS_EnvelopedData *env, BIO *detached_data,
                               EVP_PKEY *pkey, X509 *cert,
                               ASN1_OCTET_STRING *secret, unsigned int flags,
                               OSSL_LIB_CTX *libctx, const char *propq);


CMS_EncryptedData_decrypt() decrypts a cms EncryptedData object using the symmetric key of size keylen bytes. out is a BIO to write the content to and flags is an optional set of flags. dcont is used in the rare case where the encrypted content is detached. It will normally be set to NULL.

The following flags can be passed in the flags parameter.

If the CMS_TEXT flag is set MIME headers for type text/plain are deleted from the content. If the content is not of type text/plain then an error is returned.

CMS_EnvelopedData_decrypt() decrypts, similarly to CMS_decrypt(3), a CMS EnvelopedData object env using the symmetric key secret or the private key of the recipient pkey and its associated certificate cert. The optional parameters flags and dcont are used as described above. The optional parameters library context libctx and property query propq are used when retrieving algorithms from providers.


CMS_EncryptedData_decrypt() returns 0 if an error occurred otherwise returns 1.

CMS_EnvelopedData_decrypt() returns NULL if an error occurred, otherwise a BIO containing the decypted content.


ERR_get_error(3), CMS_EncryptedData_encrypt(3), CMS_decrypt(3)


CMS_EnvelopedData_decrypt() was added in OpenSSL 3.1.

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