This is a discussion on Public/private key encryption/decryption - Openssl ; Hi, I'm trying to make an application encypting data on the server side using a public key and decrypting it on the client side using the related private key. Now i've run in two problems: I have a private key ...
I'm trying to make an application encypting data on the server side
using a public key and decrypting it on the client side using the
related private key. Now i've run in two problems:
I have a private key and a related certificate file created from a
certificate request (CSR) and signed by an own CA. Both are created
using OpenSSL. The first problem is that I can't get the public key
out of the cerificate using PEM_read_RSA_PUBKEY. I've exported the
public key alone to a single file, from that I can load the public
key. Trying to load it from the certificate gives an "no starting
Second, and maybe even worse, when encrypting data with the public key
using RSA_public_encrypt and again decrypting it with the private one
using RSA_private_decrypt, the decrypted data differs widely from the
original data. When I try the same using OpenSSL's rsautl command-line
tool, it works perfectly with this key pair (public key/private key as
well as certificate/private key).
Both keys and certificate are in PEM format. The certificates
signature is valid.
Could anyone give me some hint what might be going on here?
Thanks and regards
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