shishi_encrypt(3) API function


#include <shishi.h>

int shishi_encrypt(Shishi * handle, Shishi_key * key, int keyusage, char * in, size_t inlen, char ** out, size_t * outlen);


Shishi * handle
shishi handle as allocated by shishi_init().
Shishi_key * key
key to encrypt with.
int keyusage
integer specifying what this key is encrypting.
char * in
input array with data to encrypt.
size_t inlen
size of input array with data to encrypt.
char ** out
output array with newly allocated encrypted data.
size_t * outlen
output variable with size of newly allocated output array.


Encrypts data using specified key. The key actually used is derived using the key usage. If key usage is 0, no key derivation is used. The OUT buffer must be deallocated by the caller. The default IV is used, see shishi_encrypt_iv if you need to alter it. The next IV is lost, see shishi_encrypt_ivupdate if you need it.

Note that DECRYPT(ENCRYPT(data)) does not necessarily yield data exactly. Some encryption types add pad to make the data fit into the block size of the encryption algorithm. Furthermore, the pad is not guaranteed to look in any special way, although existing implementations often pad with the zero byte. This means that you may have to "frame" data, so it is possible to infer the original length after decryption. Compare ASN.1 DER which contains such information.


Returns SHISHI_OK iff successful.


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