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High level interface to certain symmetric ciphers.


Encrypt data in AES128 CBC mode

use openssl::symm::{encrypt, Cipher};

let cipher = Cipher::aes_128_cbc();
let data = b"Some Crypto Text";
let key = b"\x00\x01\x02\x03\x04\x05\x06\x07\x08\x09\x0A\x0B\x0C\x0D\x0E\x0F";
let iv = b"\x00\x01\x02\x03\x04\x05\x06\x07\x00\x01\x02\x03\x04\x05\x06\x07";
let ciphertext = encrypt(


Encrypting an asymmetric key with a symmetric cipher

use openssl::rsa::{Padding, Rsa};
use openssl::symm::Cipher;

// Generate keypair and encrypt private key:
let keypair = Rsa::generate(2048).unwrap();
let cipher = Cipher::aes_256_cbc();
let pubkey_pem = keypair.public_key_to_pem_pkcs1().unwrap();
let privkey_pem = keypair.private_key_to_pem_passphrase(cipher, b"Rust").unwrap();
// pubkey_pem and privkey_pem could be written to file here.

// Load private and public key from string:
let pubkey = Rsa::public_key_from_pem_pkcs1(&pubkey_pem).unwrap();
let privkey = Rsa::private_key_from_pem_passphrase(&privkey_pem, b"Rust").unwrap();

// Use the asymmetric keys to encrypt and decrypt a short message:
let msg = b"Foo bar";
let mut encrypted = vec![0; pubkey.size() as usize];
let mut decrypted = vec![0; privkey.size() as usize];
let len = pubkey.public_encrypt(msg, &mut encrypted, Padding::PKCS1).unwrap();
assert!(len > msg.len());
let len = privkey.private_decrypt(&encrypted, &mut decrypted, Padding::PKCS1).unwrap();
let output_string = String::from_utf8(decrypted[..len].to_vec()).unwrap();
assert_eq!("Foo bar", output_string);
println!("Decrypted: '{}'", output_string);


Represents a particular cipher algorithm.

Represents a symmetric cipher context.



cipher 🔒

Decrypts data in one go, and returns the decrypted data.

Like decrypt, but for AEAD ciphers such as AES GCM.

Encrypts data in one go, and returns the encrypted data.

Like encrypt, but for AEAD ciphers such as AES GCM.