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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for decrypt (opensolaris section 1)

encrypt(1)							   User Commands							encrypt(1)

NAME
encrypt, decrypt - encrypt or decrypt files
SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/encrypt -l /usr/bin/encrypt -a algorithm [-v] [-k key_file | -K key_label [-T token_spec]] [-i input_file] [-o output_file] /usr/bin/decrypt -l /usr/bin/decrypt -a algorithm [-v] [-k key_file | -K key_label [-T token_spec]] [-i input_file] [-o output_file]
DESCRIPTION
This utility encrypts or decrypts the given file or stdin using the algorithm specified. If no output file is specified, output is to stan- dard out. If input and output are the same file, the encrypted output is written to a temporary work file in the same filesystem and then used to replace the original file. On decryption, if the input and output are the same file, the cleartext replaces the ciphertext file. The output file of encrypt and the input file for decrypt contains the following information: o Output format version number, 4 bytes in network byte order. The current version is 1. o Iterations used in key generation function, 4 bytes in network byte order. o IV (ivlen bytes)[1]. iv data is generated by random bytes equal to one block size. o Salt data used in key generation (16 bytes). o Cipher text data.
OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -a algorithm Specify the name of the algorithm to use during the encryption or decryption process. See USAGE, Algorithms for details. -i input_file Specify the input file. Default is stdin if input_file is not specified. -k key_file Specify the file containing the key value for the encryption algorithm. Each algorithm has specific key material require- ments, as stated in the PKCS#11 specification. If -k is not specified, encrypt prompts for key material using get- passphrase(3C). The size of the key file determines the key length, and passphrases set from the terminal are always used to generate 128 bit long keys for ciphers with a variable key length. For information on generating a key file, see the genkey subcommand in pktool(1). Alternatively, dd(1M) can be used. -K key_label Specify the label of a symmetric token key in a PKCS#11 token. -l Display the list of algorithms available on the system. This list can change depending on the configuration of the cryp- tographic framework. The keysizes are displayed in bits. -o output_file Specify output file. Default is stdout if output_file is not specified. If stdout is used without redirecting to a file, the terminal window can appear to hang because the raw encrypted or decrypted data has disrupted the terminal emulation, much like viewing a binary file can do at times. -T token_spec Specify a PKCS#11 token other than the default soft token object store when the -K is specified. token_spec has the format of: token_name [:manuf_id [:serial_no]] When a token label contains trailing spaces, this option does not require them to be typed as a convenience to the user. Colon separates token identification string. If any of the parts have a literal colon (:) character, it must be escaped by a backslash (\). If a colon (:) is not found, the entire string (up to 32 characters) is taken as the token label. If only one colon (:) is found, the string is the token label and the manufacturer. -v Display verbose information. See Verbose.
USAGE
Algorithms The supported algorithms are displayed with their minimum and maximum key sizes in the -l option. These algorithms are provided by the cryptographic framework. Each supported algorithm is an alias of the PKCS #11 mechanism that is the most commonly used and least restricted version of a particular algorithm type. For example, des is an alias to CKM_DES_CBC_PAD and arcfour is an alias to CKM_RC4. Algorithm vari- ants with no padding or ECB are not supported. These aliases are used with the -a option and are case-sensitive. Passphrase When the -k option is not used during encryption and decryption tasks, the user is prompted for a passphrase. The passphrase is manipulated into a more secure key using the PBKDF2 algorithm specified in PKCS #5. When a passphrase is used with encrypt and decrypt, the user entered passphrase is turned into an encryption key using the PBKDF2 algorithm as defined defined in http://www.rsasecurity.com, PKCS #5 v2.0. Verbose If an input file is provided to the command, a progress bar spans the screen. The progress bar denotes every 25% completed with a pipe sign (|). If the input is from standard input, a period (.) is displayed each time 40KB is read. Upon completion of both input methods, Done is printed.
EXAMPLES
Example 1 Listing Available Algorithms The following example lists available algorithms: example$ encrypt -l Algorithm Keysize: Min Max ----------------------------------- aes 128 128 arcfour 8 128 des 64 64 3des 192 192 Example 2 Encrypting Using AES The following example encrypts using AES and prompts for the encryption key: example$ encrypt -a aes -i myfile.txt -o secretstuff Example 3 Encrypting Using AES with a Key File The following example encrypts using AES after the key file has been created: example$ pktool genkey keystore=file keytype=aes keylen=128 \ outkey=key example$ encrypt -a aes -k key -i myfile.txt -o secretstuff Example 4 Using an In Pipe to Provide Encrypted Tape Backup The following example uses an in pipe to provide encrypted tape backup: example$ ufsdump 0f - /var | encrypt -a arcfour \ -k /etc/mykeys/backup.k | dd of=/dev/rmt/0 Example 5 Using an In Pipe to Restore Tape Backup The following example uses and in pipe to restore a tape backup: example$ decrypt -a arcfour -k /etc/mykeys/backup.k \ -i /dev/rmt/0 | ufsrestore xvf - Example 6 Encrypting an Input File Using the 3DES Algorithm The following example encrypts the inputfile file with the 192-bit key stored in the des3key file: example$ encrypt -a 3des -k des3key -i inputfile -o outputfile Example 7 Encrypting an Input File with a DES token key The following example encrypts the input file file with a DES token key in the soft token keystore. The DES token key can be generated with pktool(1): example$ encrypt -a des -K mydeskey \ -T "Sun Software PKCS#11 softtoken" -i inputfile \ -o outputfile
EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
digest(1), pktool(1), mac(1), dd(1M), getpassphrase(3C), libpkcs11(3LIB), attributes(5), pkcs11_softtoken(5) System Administration Guide: Security Services RSA PKCS#11 v2.11: http://www.rsasecurity.com RSA PKCS#5 v2.0: http://www.rsasecurity.com SunOS 5.11 17 Dec 2008 encrypt(1)