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BIO_f_cipher(3) 			     OpenSSL				  BIO_f_cipher(3)

       BIO_f_cipher, BIO_set_cipher, BIO_get_cipher_status, BIO_get_cipher_ctx - cipher BIO fil-

	#include <openssl/bio.h>
	#include <openssl/evp.h>

	BIO_METHOD *   BIO_f_cipher(void);
	void BIO_set_cipher(BIO *b,const EVP_CIPHER *cipher,
		       unsigned char *key, unsigned char *iv, int enc);
	int BIO_get_cipher_status(BIO *b)
	int BIO_get_cipher_ctx(BIO *b, EVP_CIPHER_CTX **pctx)

       BIO_f_cipher() returns the cipher BIO method. This is a filter BIO that encrypts any data
       written through it, and decrypts any data read from it. It is a BIO wrapper for the cipher
       routines EVP_CipherInit(), EVP_CipherUpdate() and EVP_CipherFinal().

       Cipher BIOs do not support BIO_gets() or BIO_puts().

       BIO_flush() on an encryption BIO that is being written through is used to signal that no
       more data is to be encrypted: this is used to flush and possibly pad the final block
       through the BIO.

       BIO_set_cipher() sets the cipher of BIO <b> to cipher using key key and IV iv. enc should
       be set to 1 for encryption and zero for decryption.

       When reading from an encryption BIO the final block is automatically decrypted and checked
       when EOF is detected. BIO_get_cipher_status() is a BIO_ctrl() macro which can be called to
       determine whether the decryption operation was successful.

       BIO_get_cipher_ctx() is a BIO_ctrl() macro which retrieves the internal BIO cipher con-
       text. The retrieved context can be used in conjunction with the standard cipher routines
       to set it up. This is useful when BIO_set_cipher() is not flexible enough for the applica-
       tions needs.

       When encrypting BIO_flush() must be called to flush the final block through the BIO. If it
       is not then the final block will fail a subsequent decrypt.

       When decrypting an error on the final block is signalled by a zero return value from the
       read operation. A successful decrypt followed by EOF will also return zero for the final
       read. BIO_get_cipher_status() should be called to determine if the decrypt was successful.

       As always, if BIO_gets() or BIO_puts() support is needed then it can be achieved by pre-
       ceding the cipher BIO with a buffering BIO.

       BIO_f_cipher() returns the cipher BIO method.

       BIO_set_cipher() does not return a value.

       BIO_get_cipher_status() returns 1 for a successful decrypt and 0 for failure.

       BIO_get_cipher_ctx() currently always returns 1.



0.9.7a					    2000-09-16				  BIO_f_cipher(3)
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