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NAME

       EVP_PKEY_decrypt_init, EVP_PKEY_decrypt - decrypt using a public key algorithm

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;
        ENGINE *eng;
        unsigned char *out, *in;
        size_t outlen, inlen;
        EVP_PKEY *key;

        /*
         * NB: assumes key, eng, in, inlen are already set up
         * and that key is an RSA private key
         */
        ctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(key, eng);
        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 added in OpenSSL 1.0.0.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2006-2018 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You may not use this file except in
       compliance with the License.  You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source
       distribution or at <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.