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=head1 NAME
BIO_f_cipher, BIO_set_cipher, BIO_get_cipher_status, BIO_get_cipher_ctx - cipher BIO filter
=for openssl multiple includes
#include <openssl/bio.h>
#include <openssl/evp.h>
const BIO_METHOD *BIO_f_cipher(void);
int BIO_set_cipher(BIO *b, const EVP_CIPHER *cipher,
const unsigned char *key, const unsigned char *iv, int enc);
int BIO_get_cipher_status(BIO *b);
int BIO_get_cipher_ctx(BIO *b, EVP_CIPHER_CTX **pctx);
BIO_f_cipher() returns the cipher BIO method. This is a filter
BIO that encrypts any data written through it, and decrypts any data
read from it. It is a BIO wrapper for the cipher routines
EVP_CipherInit(), EVP_CipherUpdate() and EVP_CipherFinal().
Cipher BIOs do not support BIO_gets() or BIO_puts().
BIO_flush() on an encryption BIO that is being written through is
used to signal that no more data is to be encrypted: this is used
to flush and possibly pad the final block through the BIO.
BIO_set_cipher() sets the cipher of BIO B<b> to B<cipher> using key B<key>
and IV B<iv>. B<enc> should be set to 1 for encryption and zero for
When reading from an encryption BIO the final block is automatically
decrypted and checked when EOF is detected. BIO_get_cipher_status()
is a BIO_ctrl() macro which can be called to determine whether the
decryption operation was successful.
BIO_get_cipher_ctx() is a BIO_ctrl() macro which retrieves the internal
BIO cipher context. The retrieved context can be used in conjunction
with the standard cipher routines to set it up. This is useful when
BIO_set_cipher() is not flexible enough for the applications needs.
=head1 NOTES
When encrypting BIO_flush() B<must> be called to flush the final block
through the BIO. If it is not then the final block will fail a subsequent
When decrypting an error on the final block is signaled by a zero
return value from the read operation. A successful decrypt followed
by EOF will also return zero for the final read. BIO_get_cipher_status()
should be called to determine if the decrypt was successful.
As always, if BIO_gets() or BIO_puts() support is needed then it can
be achieved by preceding the cipher BIO with a buffering BIO.
BIO_f_cipher() returns the cipher BIO method.
BIO_set_cipher() returns 1 for success and 0 for failure.
BIO_get_cipher_status() returns 1 for a successful decrypt and <=0
for failure.
BIO_get_cipher_ctx() returns 1 for success and <=0 for failure.
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