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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for openssl_enc (netbsd section 1)

ENC(1)					     OpenSSL					   ENC(1)

       enc - symmetric cipher routines

       libcrypto, -lcrypto

       openssl enc -ciphername [-in filename] [-out filename] [-pass arg] [-e] [-d] [-a/-base64]
       [-A] [-k password] [-kfile filename] [-K key] [-iv IV] [-S salt] [-salt] [-nosalt] [-z]
       [-md] [-p] [-P] [-bufsize number] [-nopad] [-debug] [-none] [-engine id]

       The symmetric cipher commands allow data to be encrypted or decrypted using various block
       and stream ciphers using keys based on passwords or explicitly provided. Base64 encoding
       or decoding can also be performed either by itself or in addition to the encryption or

       -in filename
	   the input filename, standard input by default.

       -out filename
	   the output filename, standard output by default.

       -pass arg
	   the password source. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE
	   ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1).

	   use a salt in the key derivation routines. This is the default.

	   don't use a salt in the key derivation routines. This option SHOULD NOT be used except
	   for test purposes or compatibility with ancient versions of OpenSSL and SSLeay.

       -e  encrypt the input data: this is the default.

       -d  decrypt the input data.

       -a  base64 process the data. This means that if encryption is taking place the data is
	   base64 encoded after encryption. If decryption is set then the input data is base64
	   decoded before being decrypted.

	   same as -a

       -A  if the -a option is set then base64 process the data on one line.

       -k password
	   the password to derive the key from. This is for compatibility with previous versions
	   of OpenSSL. Superseded by the -pass argument.

       -kfile filename
	   read the password to derive the key from the first line of filename.  This is for
	   compatibility with previous versions of OpenSSL. Superseded by the -pass argument.

	   do not use a salt

	   use salt (randomly generated or provide with -S option) when encrypting (this is the

       -S salt
	   the actual salt to use: this must be represented as a string of hex digits.

       -K key
	   the actual key to use: this must be represented as a string comprised only of hex
	   digits. If only the key is specified, the IV must additionally specified using the -iv
	   option. When both a key and a password are specified, the key given with the -K option
	   will be used and the IV generated from the password will be taken. It probably does
	   not make much sense to specify both key and password.

       -iv IV
	   the actual IV to use: this must be represented as a string comprised only of hex
	   digits. When only the key is specified using the -K option, the IV must explicitly be
	   defined. When a password is being specified using one of the other options, the IV is
	   generated from this password.

       -p  print out the key and IV used.

       -P  print out the key and IV used then immediately exit: don't do any encryption or

       -bufsize number
	   set the buffer size for I/O

	   disable standard block padding

	   debug the BIOs used for I/O.

       -z  Compress or decompress clear text using zlib before encryption or after decryption.
	   This option exists only if OpenSSL with compiled with zlib or zlib-dynamic option.

	   Use NULL cipher (no encryption or decryption of input).

       The program can be called either as openssl ciphername or openssl enc -ciphername. But the
       first form doesn't work with engine-provided ciphers, because this form is processed
       before the configuration file is read and any ENGINEs loaded.

       Engines which provide entirely new encryption algorithms (such as ccgost engine which
       provides gost89 algorithm) should be configured in the configuration file. Engines,
       specified in the command line using -engine options can only be used for hadrware-assisted
       implementations of ciphers, which are supported by OpenSSL core or other engine, specified
       in the configuration file.

       When enc command lists supported ciphers, ciphers provided by engines, specified in the
       configuration files are listed too.

       A password will be prompted for to derive the key and IV if necessary.

       The -salt option should ALWAYS be used if the key is being derived from a password unless
       you want compatibility with previous versions of OpenSSL and SSLeay.

       Without the -salt option it is possible to perform efficient dictionary attacks on the
       password and to attack stream cipher encrypted data. The reason for this is that without
       the salt the same password always generates the same encryption key. When the salt is
       being used the first eight bytes of the encrypted data are reserved for the salt: it is
       generated at random when encrypting a file and read from the encrypted file when it is

       Some of the ciphers do not have large keys and others have security implications if not
       used correctly. A beginner is advised to just use a strong block cipher in CBC mode such
       as bf or des3.

       All the block ciphers normally use PKCS#5 padding also known as standard block padding:
       this allows a rudimentary integrity or password check to be performed. However since the
       chance of random data passing the test is better than 1 in 256 it isn't a very good test.

       If padding is disabled then the input data must be a multiple of the cipher block length.

       All RC2 ciphers have the same key and effective key length.

       Blowfish and RC5 algorithms use a 128 bit key.

       Note that some of these ciphers can be disabled at compile time and some are available
       only if an appropriate engine is configured in the configuration file. The output of the
       enc command run with unsupported options (for example openssl enc -help) includes a list
       of ciphers, supported by your versesion of OpenSSL, including ones provided by configured

       The enc program does not support authenticated encryption modes like CCM and GCM. The
       utility does not store or retrieve the authentication tag.

	base64		   Base 64

	bf-cbc		   Blowfish in CBC mode
	bf		   Alias for bf-cbc
	bf-cfb		   Blowfish in CFB mode
	bf-ecb		   Blowfish in ECB mode
	bf-ofb		   Blowfish in OFB mode

	cast-cbc	   CAST in CBC mode
	cast		   Alias for cast-cbc
	cast5-cbc	   CAST5 in CBC mode
	cast5-cfb	   CAST5 in CFB mode
	cast5-ecb	   CAST5 in ECB mode
	cast5-ofb	   CAST5 in OFB mode

	des-cbc 	   DES in CBC mode
	des		   Alias for des-cbc
	des-cfb 	   DES in CBC mode
	des-ofb 	   DES in OFB mode
	des-ecb 	   DES in ECB mode

	des-ede-cbc	   Two key triple DES EDE in CBC mode
	des-ede 	   Two key triple DES EDE in ECB mode
	des-ede-cfb	   Two key triple DES EDE in CFB mode
	des-ede-ofb	   Two key triple DES EDE in OFB mode

	des-ede3-cbc	   Three key triple DES EDE in CBC mode
	des-ede3	   Three key triple DES EDE in ECB mode
	des3		   Alias for des-ede3-cbc
	des-ede3-cfb	   Three key triple DES EDE CFB mode
	des-ede3-ofb	   Three key triple DES EDE in OFB mode

	desx		   DESX algorithm.

	gost89		   GOST 28147-89 in CFB mode (provided by ccgost engine)
	gost89-cnt	  `GOST 28147-89 in CNT mode (provided by ccgost engine)

	idea-cbc	   IDEA algorithm in CBC mode
	idea		   same as idea-cbc
	idea-cfb	   IDEA in CFB mode
	idea-ecb	   IDEA in ECB mode
	idea-ofb	   IDEA in OFB mode

	rc2-cbc 	   128 bit RC2 in CBC mode
	rc2		   Alias for rc2-cbc
	rc2-cfb 	   128 bit RC2 in CFB mode
	rc2-ecb 	   128 bit RC2 in ECB mode
	rc2-ofb 	   128 bit RC2 in OFB mode
	rc2-64-cbc	   64 bit RC2 in CBC mode
	rc2-40-cbc	   40 bit RC2 in CBC mode

	rc4		   128 bit RC4
	rc4-64		   64 bit RC4
	rc4-40		   40 bit RC4

	rc5-cbc 	   RC5 cipher in CBC mode
	rc5		   Alias for rc5-cbc
	rc5-cfb 	   RC5 cipher in CFB mode
	rc5-ecb 	   RC5 cipher in ECB mode
	rc5-ofb 	   RC5 cipher in OFB mode

	aes-[128|192|256]-cbc  128/192/256 bit AES in CBC mode
	aes-[128|192|256]      Alias for aes-[128|192|256]-cbc
	aes-[128|192|256]-cfb  128/192/256 bit AES in 128 bit CFB mode
	aes-[128|192|256]-cfb1 128/192/256 bit AES in 1 bit CFB mode
	aes-[128|192|256]-cfb8 128/192/256 bit AES in 8 bit CFB mode
	aes-[128|192|256]-ecb  128/192/256 bit AES in ECB mode
	aes-[128|192|256]-ofb  128/192/256 bit AES in OFB mode

       Just base64 encode a binary file:

	openssl base64 -in file.bin -out file.b64

       Decode the same file

	openssl base64 -d -in file.b64 -out file.bin

       Encrypt a file using triple DES in CBC mode using a prompted password:

	openssl des3 -salt -in file.txt -out file.des3

       Decrypt a file using a supplied password:

	openssl des3 -d -salt -in file.des3 -out file.txt -k mypassword

       Encrypt a file then base64 encode it (so it can be sent via mail for example) using
       Blowfish in CBC mode:

	openssl bf -a -salt -in file.txt -out file.bf

       Base64 decode a file then decrypt it:

	openssl bf -d -salt -a -in file.bf -out file.txt

       Decrypt some data using a supplied 40 bit RC4 key:

	openssl rc4-40 -in file.rc4 -out file.txt -K 0102030405

       The -A option when used with large files doesn't work properly.

       There should be an option to allow an iteration count to be included.

       The enc program only supports a fixed number of algorithms with certain parameters. So if,
       for example, you want to use RC2 with a 76 bit key or RC4 with an 84 bit key you can't use
       this program.

1.0.1i					    2014-06-05					   ENC(1)

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