rsa_encrypt

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Low-level RSA encryption

Asymmetric encryption and decryption with RSA. Because RSA can only encrypt messages smaller than the size of the key, it is typically used only for exchanging a random session-key. This session key is used to encipher arbitrary sized data via a stream cipher such as aes_cbc. See encrypt_envelope for a high-level wrappers combining RSA and AES in this way.

Usage
rsa_encrypt(data, pubkey = my_pubkey())
rsa_decrypt(data, key = my_key(), password = askpass)
Arguments
data
raw vector of max 245 bytes (for 2048 bit keys) with data to encrypt/decrypt
pubkey
public key or file path. See read_pubkey.
key
private key or file path. See read_key.
password
string or a function to read protected keys. See read_key.
Aliases
  • encrypt
  • rsa
  • rsa_decrypt
  • rsa_encrypt
Examples
# Generate test keys
key <- rsa_keygen()
pubkey <- as.list(key)$pubkey

# Encrypt data with AES
tempkey <- rand_bytes(32)
iv <- rand_bytes(16)
blob <- aes_cbc_encrypt(system.file("CITATION"), tempkey, iv = iv)

# Encrypt tempkey using receivers public RSA key
ciphertext <- rsa_encrypt(tempkey, pubkey)

# Receiver decrypts tempkey from private RSA key
tempkey <- rsa_decrypt(ciphertext, key)
message <- aes_cbc_decrypt(blob, tempkey, iv)
out <- rawToChar(message)
Documentation reproduced from package openssl, version 0.9.4, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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