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EVP_PKEY_ENCRYPT(3ossl)              OpenSSL             EVP_PKEY_ENCRYPT(3ossl)


       EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init_ex, EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init, EVP_PKEY_encrypt -
       encrypt using a public key algorithm


        #include <openssl/evp.h>

        int EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx);
        int EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init_ex(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx, const OSSL_PARAM params[]);
        int EVP_PKEY_encrypt(EVP_PKEY_CTX *ctx,
                             unsigned char *out, size_t *outlen,
                             const unsigned char *in, size_t inlen);


       The EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init() function initializes a public key algorithm
       context using key pkey for an encryption operation.

       The EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init_ex() function initializes a public key
       algorithm context using key pkey for an encryption operation and sets the
       algorithm specific params.

       The EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3) function performs a public key encryption
       operation using ctx. The data to be encrypted 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 encrypted data is written to out
       and the amount of data written to outlen.


       After the call to EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init() algorithm specific control
       operations can be performed to set any appropriate parameters for the
       operation.  These operations can be included in the
       EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init_ex() call.

       The function EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3) can be called more than once on the same
       context if several operations are performed using the same parameters.


       EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init(), EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init_ex() and
       EVP_PKEY_encrypt(3) 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.


       Encrypt data using OAEP (for RSA keys). See also PEM_read_PUBKEY(3) or
       d2i_X509(3) for means to load a public key. You may also simply set 'eng
       = NULL;' to start with the default OpenSSL RSA implementation:

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

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

         * NB: assumes eng, key, in, inlen are already set up,
         * and that key is an RSA public key
        ctx = EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(key, eng);
        if (!ctx)
            /* Error occurred */
        if (EVP_PKEY_encrypt_init(ctx) <= 0)
            /* Error */
        if (EVP_PKEY_CTX_set_rsa_padding(ctx, RSA_PKCS1_OAEP_PADDING) <= 0)
            /* Error */

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

        out = OPENSSL_malloc(outlen);

        if (!out)
            /* malloc failure */

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

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


       d2i_X509(3), ENGINE_by_id(3), EVP_PKEY_CTX_new(3), EVP_PKEY_decrypt(3),
       EVP_PKEY_sign(3), EVP_PKEY_verify(3), EVP_PKEY_verify_recover(3),


       These functions were added in OpenSSL 1.0.0.


       Copyright 2006-2022 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed under the Apache License 2.0 (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

3.0.4                              2022-06-21            EVP_PKEY_ENCRYPT(3ossl)

openssl 3.0.4 - Generated Sat Jun 25 18:30:48 CDT 2022
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