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BIO_f_cipher(3)                     OpenSSL                    BIO_f_cipher(3)

BIO_f_cipher, BIO_set_cipher, BIO_get_cipher_status, BIO_get_cipher_ctx - cipher BIO filter
#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 to cipher using key key and IV iv. enc should be set to 1 for encryption and zero for decryption. 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.
When encrypting BIO_flush() must be called to flush the final block through the BIO. If it is not then the final block will fail a subsequent decrypt. 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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