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EVP_CIPHER-AES - The AES EVP_CIPHER implementations


Support for AES symmetric encryption using the EVP_CIPHER API.

Algorithm Names

The following algorithms are available in the FIPS provider as well as the default provider:

"AES-128-CBC", "AES-192-CBC" and "AES-256-CBC"
"AES-128-CBC-CTS", "AES-192-CBC-CTS" and "AES-256-CBC-CTS"
"AES-128-CFB", "AES-192-CFB", "AES-256-CFB", "AES-128-CFB1", "AES-192-CFB1", "AES-256-CFB1", "AES-128-CFB8", "AES-192-CFB8" and "AES-256-CFB8"
"AES-128-CTR", "AES-192-CTR" and "AES-256-CTR"
"AES-128-ECB", "AES-192-ECB" and "AES-256-ECB"
"AES-192-OFB", "AES-128-OFB" and "AES-256-OFB"
"AES-128-XTS" and "AES-256-XTS"
"AES-128-CCM", "AES-192-CCM" and "AES-256-CCM"
"AES-128-GCM", "AES-192-GCM" and "AES-256-GCM"
"AES-128-WRAP", "AES-192-WRAP", "AES-256-WRAP", "AES-128-WRAP-PAD", "AES-192-WRAP-PAD", "AES-256-WRAP-PAD", "AES-128-WRAP-INV", "AES-192-WRAP-INV", "AES-256-WRAP-INV", "AES-128-WRAP-PAD-INV", "AES-192-WRAP-PAD-INV" and "AES-256-WRAP-PAD-INV"
"AES-128-CBC-HMAC-SHA1", "AES-256-CBC-HMAC-SHA1", "AES-128-CBC-HMAC-SHA256" and "AES-256-CBC-HMAC-SHA256"

The following algorithms are available in the default provider, but not the FIPS provider:

"AES-128-OCB", "AES-192-OCB" and "AES-256-OCB"
"AES-128-SIV", "AES-192-SIV" and "AES-256-SIV"
"AES-128-GCM-SIV", "AES-192-GCM-SIV" and "AES-256-GCM-SIV"


This implementation supports the parameters described in "PARAMETERS" in EVP_EncryptInit(3).


The AES-SIV and AES-WRAP mode implementations do not support streaming. That means to obtain correct results there can be only one EVP_EncryptUpdate(3) or EVP_DecryptUpdate(3) call after the initialization of the context.

The AES-XTS implementations allow streaming to be performed, but each EVP_EncryptUpdate(3) or EVP_DecryptUpdate(3) call requires each input to be a multiple of the blocksize. Only the final EVP_EncryptUpdate() or EVP_DecryptUpdate() call can optionally have an input that is not a multiple of the blocksize but is larger than one block. In that case ciphertext stealing (CTS) is used to fill the block.


provider-cipher(7), OSSL_PROVIDER-FIPS(7), OSSL_PROVIDER-default(7)


The GCM-SIV mode ciphers were added in OpenSSL version 3.2.


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2024-04-04 3.2.2-dev