CMS_decrypt(3) OpenSSL CMS_decrypt(3)NAMECMS_decrypt - decrypt content from a CMS envelopedData structure
int CMS_decrypt(CMS_ContentInfo *cms, EVP_PKEY *pkey, X509 *cert, BIO *dcont, BIO *out, unsigned int flags);
DESCRIPTIONCMS_decrypt() extracts and decrypts the content from a CMS Enveloped‐
Data structure. pkey is the private key of the recipient, cert is the
recipient's certificate, out is a BIO to write the content to and flags
is an optional set of flags.
The dcont parameter is used in the rare case where the encrypted con‐
tent is detached. It will normally be set to NULL.
NOTESOpenSSL_add_all_algorithms() (or equivalent) should be called before
using this function or errors about unknown algorithms will occur.
Although the recipients certificate is not needed to decrypt the data
it is needed to locate the appropriate (of possible several) recipients
in the CMS structure. If cert is set to NULL all possible recipients
It is possible to determine the correct recipient key by other means
(for example looking them up in a database) and setting them in the CMS
structure in advance using the CMS utility functions such as
CMS_set1_pkey(). In this case both cert and pkey should be set to NULL.
To process KEKRecipientInfo types CMS_set1_key() or CMS_Recipi‐
entInfo_set0_key() and CMS_ReceipientInfo_decrypt() should be called
before CMS_decrypt() and cert and pkey 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.
RETURN VALUESCMS_decrypt() returns either 1 for success or 0 for failure. The error
can be obtained from ERR_get_error(3)BUGS
The lack of single pass processing and the need to hold all data in
memory as mentioned in CMS_verify() also applies to CMS_decrypt().
SEE ALSOERR_get_error(3), CMS_encrypt(3)HISTORYCMS_decrypt() was added to OpenSSL 0.9.8
1.0.0h 2008-04-12 CMS_decrypt(3)