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CentOS 7.0 - man page for cms_sign (centos section 3)

CMS_sign(3)				     OpenSSL				      CMS_sign(3)

	CMS_sign - create a CMS SignedData structure

	#include <openssl/cms.h>

	CMS_ContentInfo *CMS_sign(X509 *signcert, EVP_PKEY *pkey, STACK_OF(X509) *certs, BIO *data, unsigned int flags);

       CMS_sign() creates and returns a CMS SignedData structure. signcert is the certificate to
       sign with, pkey is the corresponding private key.  certs is an optional additional set of
       certificates to include in the CMS structure (for example any intermediate CAs in the
       chain). Any or all of these parameters can be NULL, see NOTES below.

       The data to be signed is read from BIO data.

       flags is an optional set of flags.

       Any of the following flags (ored together) can be passed in the flags parameter.

       Many S/MIME clients expect the signed content to include valid MIME headers. If the
       CMS_TEXT flag is set MIME headers for type text/plain are prepended to the data.

       If CMS_NOCERTS is set the signer's certificate will not be included in the CMS_ContentInfo
       structure, the signer's certificate must still be supplied in the signcert parameter
       though. This can reduce the size of the signature if the signers certificate can be
       obtained by other means: for example a previously signed message.

       The data being signed is included in the CMS_ContentInfo structure, unless CMS_DETACHED is
       set in which case it is omitted. This is used for CMS_ContentInfo detached signatures
       which are used in S/MIME plaintext signed messages for example.

       Normally the supplied content is translated into MIME canonical format (as required by the
       S/MIME specifications) if CMS_BINARY is set no translation occurs. This option should be
       used if the supplied data is in binary format otherwise the translation will corrupt it.

       The SignedData structure includes several CMS signedAttributes including the signing time,
       the CMS content type and the supported list of ciphers in an SMIMECapabilities attribute.
       If CMS_NOATTR is set then no signedAttributes will be used. If CMS_NOSMIMECAP is set then
       just the SMIMECapabilities are omitted.

       If present the SMIMECapabilities attribute indicates support for the following algorithms
       in preference order: 256 bit AES, Gost R3411-94, Gost 28147-89, 192 bit AES, 128 bit AES,
       triple DES, 128 bit RC2, 64 bit RC2, DES and 40 bit RC2.  If any of these algorithms is
       not available then it will not be included: for example the GOST algorithms will not be
       included if the GOST ENGINE is not loaded.

       OpenSSL will by default identify signing certificates using issuer name and serial number.
       If CMS_USE_KEYID is set it will use the subject key identifier value instead. An error
       occurs if the signing certificate does not have a subject key identifier extension.

       If the flags CMS_STREAM is set then the returned CMS_ContentInfo structure is just
       initialized ready to perform the signing operation. The signing is however not performed
       and the data to be signed is not read from the data parameter. Signing is deferred until
       after the data has been written. In this way data can be signed in a single pass.

       If the CMS_PARTIAL flag is set a partial CMS_ContentInfo structure is output to which
       additional signers and capabilities can be added before finalization.

       If the flag CMS_STREAM is set the returned CMS_ContentInfo structure is not complete and
       outputting its contents via a function that does not properly finalize the CMS_ContentInfo
       structure will give unpredictable results.

       Several functions including SMIME_write_CMS(), i2d_CMS_bio_stream(),
       PEM_write_bio_CMS_stream() finalize the structure. Alternatively finalization can be
       performed by obtaining the streaming ASN1 BIO directly using BIO_new_CMS().

       If a signer is specified it will use the default digest for the signing algorithm. This is
       SHA1 for both RSA and DSA keys.

       If signcert and pkey are NULL then a certificates only CMS structure is output.

       The function CMS_sign() is a basic CMS signing function whose output will be suitable for
       many purposes. For finer control of the output format the certs, signcert and pkey
       parameters can all be NULL and the CMS_PARTIAL flag set. Then one or more signers can be
       added using the function CMS_sign_add1_signer(), non default digests can be used and
       custom attributes added. CMS_final() must then be called to finalize the structure if
       streaming is not enabled.

       Some attributes such as counter signatures are not supported.

       CMS_sign() returns either a valid CMS_ContentInfo structure or NULL if an error occurred.
       The error can be obtained from ERR_get_error(3).

       ERR_get_error(3), CMS_verify(3)

       CMS_sign() was added to OpenSSL 0.9.8

       The CMS_STREAM flag is only supported for detached data in OpenSSL 0.9.8, it is supported
       for embedded data in OpenSSL 1.0.0 and later.

1.0.1e					    2013-02-11				      CMS_sign(3)

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