Section: OpenSSL (3SSL)
Updated: 2016-05-03
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 CMS_get0_RecipientInfos, CMS_RecipientInfo_type, CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_get0_signer_id,CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_cert_cmp, CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_pkey, CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_get0_id, CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_id_cmp, CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_key, CMS_RecipientInfo_decrypt - CMS envelopedData RecipientInfo routines



 #include <openssl/cms.h>

 STACK_OF(CMS_RecipientInfo) *CMS_get0_RecipientInfos(CMS_ContentInfo *cms);
 int CMS_RecipientInfo_type(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri);

 int CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_get0_signer_id(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri, ASN1_OCTET_STRING **keyid, X509_NAME **issuer, ASN1_INTEGER **sno);
 int CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_cert_cmp(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri, X509 *cert);
 int CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_pkey(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri, EVP_PKEY *pkey);

 int CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_get0_id(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri, X509_ALGOR **palg, ASN1_OCTET_STRING **pid, ASN1_GENERALIZEDTIME **pdate, ASN1_OBJECT **potherid, ASN1_TYPE **pothertype);
 int CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_id_cmp(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri, const unsigned char *id, size_t idlen);
 int CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_key(CMS_RecipientInfo *ri, unsigned char *key, size_t keylen);

 int CMS_RecipientInfo_decrypt(CMS_ContentInfo *cms, CMS_RecipientInfo *ri);



The function CMS_get0_RecipientInfos() returns all the CMS_RecipientInfo structures associated with a CMS EnvelopedData structure.

CMS_RecipientInfo_type() returns the type of CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri. It will currently return CMS_RECIPINFO_TRANS, CMS_RECIPINFO_AGREE, CMS_RECIPINFO_KEK, CMS_RECIPINFO_PASS, or CMS_RECIPINFO_OTHER.

CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_get0_signer_id() retrieves the certificate recipient identifier associated with a specific CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri, which must be of type CMS_RECIPINFO_TRANS. Either the keyidentifier will be set in keyid or both issuer name and serial number in issuer and sno.

CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_cert_cmp() compares the certificate cert against the CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri, which must be of type CMS_RECIPINFO_TRANS. It returns zero if the comparison is successful and non zero if not.

CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_pkey() associates the private key pkey with the CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri, which must be of type CMS_RECIPINFO_TRANS.

CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_get0_id() retrieves the key information from the CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri which must be of type CMS_RECIPINFO_KEK. Any of the remaining parameters can be NULL if the application is not interested in the value of a field. Where a field is optional and absent NULL will be written to the corresponding parameter. The keyEncryptionAlgorithm field is written to palg, the keyIdentifier field is written to pid, the date field if present is written to pdate, if the other field is present the components keyAttrId and keyAttr are written to parameters potherid and pothertype.

CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_id_cmp() compares the ID in the id and idlen parameters against the keyIdentifier CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri, which must be of type CMS_RECIPINFO_KEK. It returns zero if the comparison is successful and non zero if not.

CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_key() associates the symmetric key key of length keylen with the CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri, which must be of type CMS_RECIPINFO_KEK.

CMS_RecipientInfo_decrypt() attempts to decrypt CMS_RecipientInfo structure ri in structure cms. A key must have been associated with the structure first.  


The main purpose of these functions is to enable an application to lookup recipient keys using any appropriate technique when the simpler method of CMS_decrypt() is not appropriate.

In typical usage and application will retrieve all CMS_RecipientInfo structures using CMS_get0_RecipientInfos() and check the type of each using CMS_RecpientInfo_type(). Depending on the type the CMS_RecipientInfo structure can be ignored or its key identifier data retrieved using an appropriate function. Then if the corresponding secret or private key can be obtained by any appropriate means it can then associated with the structure and CMS_RecpientInfo_decrypt() called. If successful CMS_decrypt() can be called with a NULL key to decrypt the enveloped content.  


CMS_get0_RecipientInfos() returns all CMS_RecipientInfo structures, or NULL if an error occurs.

CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_get0_signer_id(), CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_pkey(), CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_get0_id(), CMS_RecipientInfo_set0_key() and CMS_RecipientInfo_decrypt() return 1 for success or 0 if an error occurs.

CMS_RecipientInfo_ktri_cert_cmp() and CMS_RecipientInfo_kekri_cmp() return 0 for a successful comparison and non zero otherwise.

Any error can be obtained from ERR_get_error(3).  


ERR_get_error(3), CMS_decrypt(3)  


These functions were first was added to OpenSSL 0.9.8