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LIFE_CYCLE-CIPHER(7SSL) OpenSSL LIFE_CYCLE-CIPHER(7SSL)

NAME

life_cycle-cipher - The cipher algorithm life-cycle

DESCRIPTION

All symmetric ciphers (CIPHERs) go through a number of stages in their life-cycle:
start
This state represents the CIPHER before it has been allocated. It is the starting state for any life-cycle transitions.
newed
This state represents the CIPHER after it has been allocated.
initialised
These states represent the CIPHER when it is set up and capable of processing input. There are three possible initialised states:
initialised using EVP_CipherInit
initialised for decryption using EVP_DecryptInit
initialised for encryption using EVP_EncryptInit
updated
These states represent the CIPHER when it is set up and capable of processing additional input or generating output. The three possible states directly correspond to those for initialised above. The three different streams should not be mixed.
finaled
This state represents the CIPHER when it has generated output.
freed
This state is entered when the CIPHER is freed. It is the terminal state for all life-cycle transitions.

State Transition Diagram

The usual life-cycle of a CIPHER is illustrated: +---------------------------+ | | | start | | | +---------------------------+ + - - - - - - - - - - - - - + | ' any of the initialised ' | EVP_CIPHER_CTX_new ' updated or finaled states ' v ' ' +---------------------------+ + - - - - - - - - - - - - - + | | | | newed | | EVP_CIPHER_CTX_reset | | <----+ +---------------------------+ | | | +---------+ | +---------+ EVP_DecryptInit | | EVP_CipherInit | EVP_EncryptInit v v v +---------------------------+ +---------------------------+ +---------------------------+ | | | | | | | initialised | | initialised | | initialised | | for decryption | | | | for encryption | +---------------------------+ +---------------------------+ +---------------------------+ | | | | EVP_DecryptUpdate | EVP_CipherUpdate EVP_EncryptUpdate | | v | | +---------------------------+ | | | |--------------------+ | | | updated | EVP_CipherUpdate | | | | | <------------------+ | v +---------------------------+ v +---------------------------+ | +---------------------------+ | |---------------------+ | | | | updated | EVP_DecryptUpdate | | | updated |------+ | for decryption | <-------------------+ | | for encryption | | +---------------------------+ | +---------------------------+ | | EVP_CipherFinal | | ^ | +-------+ | +--------+ | | EVP_DecryptFinal | | | EVP_EncryptFinal +-------------------+ v v v EVP_EncryptUpdate +---------------------------+ | |-----------------------------+ | finaled | | | | <---------------------------+ +---------------------------+ EVP_CIPHER_CTX_get_params | (AEAD encryption) | EVP_CIPHER_CTX_free v +---------------------------+ | | | freed | | | +---------------------------+

Formal State Transitions

This section defines all of the legal state transitions. This is the canonical list. Function Call ---------------------------------------------- Current State ----------------------------------------------- start newed initialised updated finaled initialised updated initialised updated freed decryption decryption encryption encryption EVP_CIPHER_CTX_new newed EVP_CipherInit initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised EVP_DecryptInit initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised decryption decryption decryption decryption decryption decryption decryption decryption EVP_EncryptInit initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised initialised encryption encryption encryption encryption encryption encryption encryption encryption EVP_CipherUpdate updated updated EVP_DecryptUpdate updated updated decryption decryption EVP_EncryptUpdate updated updated encryption encryption EVP_CipherFinal finaled EVP_DecryptFinal finaled EVP_EncryptFinal finaled EVP_CIPHER_CTX_free freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed freed EVP_CIPHER_CTX_reset newed newed newed newed newed newed newed newed EVP_CIPHER_CTX_get_params newed initialised updated initialised updated initialised updated decryption decryption encryption encryption EVP_CIPHER_CTX_set_params newed initialised updated initialised updated initialised updated decryption decryption encryption encryption EVP_CIPHER_CTX_gettable_params newed initialised updated initialised updated initialised updated decryption decryption encryption encryption EVP_CIPHER_CTX_settable_params newed initialised updated initialised updated initialised updated decryption decryption encryption encryption

NOTES

At some point the EVP layer will begin enforcing the transitions described herein.

SEE ALSO

provider-cipher(7), EVP_EncryptInit(3)

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2021-09-11 3.0.0