OSSL_ENCODER_TO_BIO(3ssl) OpenSSL OSSL_ENCODER_TO_BIO(3ssl)

OSSL_ENCODER_to_data, OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio, OSSL_ENCODER_to_fp - Routines to perform an encoding

#include <openssl/encoder.h>
int OSSL_ENCODER_to_data(OSSL_ENCODER_CTX *ctx, unsigned char **pdata,
                         size_t *pdata_len);
int OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio(OSSL_ENCODER_CTX *ctx, BIO *out);
int OSSL_ENCODER_to_fp(OSSL_ENCODER_CTX *ctx, FILE *fp);

Feature availability macros:

OSSL_ENCODER_to_data() runs the encoding process for the context ctx, with the output going to the *pdata and *pdata_len. If *pdata is NULL when OSSL_ENCODER_to_data() is called, a buffer will be allocated using OPENSSL_zalloc(3), and *pdata will be set to point at the start of that buffer, and *pdata_len will be assigned its length when OSSL_ENCODER_to_data() returns. If *pdata is non-NULL when OSSL_ENCODER_to_data() is called, *pdata_len is assumed to have its size. In this case, *pdata will be set to point after the encoded bytes, and *pdata_len will be assigned the number of remaining bytes.

OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio() runs the encoding process for the context ctx, with the output going to the BIO out.

OSSL_ENCODER_to_fp() does the same thing as OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio(), except that the output is going to the FILE fp.

For OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio() and OSSL_ENCODER_to_fp(), the application is required to set up the BIO or FILE properly, for example to have it in text or binary mode as is appropriate for the encoder output type.

OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio(), OSSL_ENCODER_to_fp() and OSSL_ENCODER_to_data() return 1 on success, or 0 on failure.

To encode a pkey as PKCS#8 with PEM format into a bio:

OSSL_ENCODER_CTX *ectx;
const char *format = "PEM";
const char *structure = "PrivateKeyInfo"; /* PKCS#8 structure */
const unsigned char *pass = "my password";
ectx = OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_new_for_pkey(pkey,
                                     OSSL_KEYMGMT_SELECT_KEYPAIR
                                     | OSSL_KEYMGMT_SELECT_DOMAIN_PARAMETERS,
                                     format, structure,
                                     NULL);
if (ectx == NULL) {
    /* error: no suitable potential encoders found */
}
if (pass != NULL)
    OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_set_passphrase(ectx, pass, strlen(pass));
if (OSSL_ENCODER_to_bio(ectx, bio)) {
    /* pkey was successfully encoded into the bio */
} else {
    /* encoding failure */
}
OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_free(ectx);

To encode a pkey as PKCS#8 with DER format encrypted with AES-256-CBC into a buffer:

OSSL_ENCODER_CTX *ectx;
const char *format = "DER";
const char *structure = "PrivateKeyInfo"; /* PKCS#8 structure */
const unsigned char *pass = "my password";
unsigned char *data = NULL;
size_t datalen;
ectx = OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_new_for_pkey(pkey,
                                     OSSL_KEYMGMT_SELECT_KEYPAIR
                                     | OSSL_KEYMGMT_SELECT_DOMAIN_PARAMETERS,
                                     format, structure,
                                     NULL);
if (ectx == NULL) {
    /* error: no suitable potential encoders found */
}
if (pass != NULL) {
    OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_set_passphrase(ectx, pass, strlen(pass));
    OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_set_cipher(ctx, "AES-256-CBC", NULL);
}
if (OSSL_ENCODER_to_data(ectx, &data, &datalen)) {
    /*
     * pkey was successfully encoded into a newly allocated
     * data buffer
     */
} else {
    /* encoding failure */
}
OSSL_ENCODER_CTX_free(ectx);

provider(7), OSSL_ENCODER_CTX(3)

The functions described here were added in OpenSSL 3.0.

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2023-02-07 3.0.8