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EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3)                 OpenSSL                EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3)



NAME
       EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init, EVP_PKEY_decrypt - decrypt using a public key
       algorithm

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
        #include <openssl/evp.h>

        int EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx);
        int EVP_PKEY_decrypt(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx,
                               unsigned char *out, size_t *outlen,
                               const unsigned char *in, size_t inlen);

DESCRIPTION
       The EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init() function initializes a public key algorithm
       context using key pkey for a decryption operation.

       The EVP_PKEY_decrypt() function performs a public key decryption
       operation using ctx. The data to be decrypted is specified using the in
       and inlen parameters. If out is NULL then the maximum size of the
       output buffer is written to the outlen parameter. If out is not NULL
       then before the call the outlen parameter should contain the length of
       the out buffer, if the call is successful the decrypted data is written
       to out and the amount of data written to outlen.

NOTES
       After the call to EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init() algorithm specific control
       operations can be performed to set any appropriate parameters for the
       operation.

       The function EVP_PKEY_decrypt() can be called more than once on the
       same context if several operations are performed using the same
       parameters.

RETURN VALUES
       EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init() and EVP_PKEY_decrypt() return 1 for success and
       0 or a negative value for failure. In particular a return value of -2
       indicates the operation is not supported by the public key algorithm.

EXAMPLE
       Decrypt data using OAEP (for RSA keys):

        #include <openssl/evp.h>
        #include <openssl/rsa.h>

        EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx;
        unsigned char *out, *in;
        size_t outlen, inlen;
        EVP_PKEY *key;
        /* NB: assumes key in, inlen are already set up
         * and that key is an RSA private key
         */
        ctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(key);
        if (!ctx)
               /* Error occurred */
        if (EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init(ctx) <= 0)
               /* Error */
        if (EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_padding(ctx, RSA_OAEP_PADDING) <= 0)
               /* Error */

        /* Determine buffer length */
        if (EVP_PKEY_decrypt(ctx, NULL, &outlen, in, inlen) <= 0)
               /* Error */

        out = OPENSSL_malloc(outlen);

        if (!out)
               /* malloc failure */

        if (EVP_PKEY_decrypt(ctx, out, &outlen, in, inlen) <= 0)
               /* Error */

        /* Decrypted data is outlen bytes written to buffer out */

SEE ALSO
       EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(3), EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3), EVP_PKEY_sign(3),
       EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3), EVP_PKEY_derive(3)

HISTORY
       These functions were first added to OpenSSL 1.0.0.



1.0.2k                            2013-02-05               EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3)