PKCS12_newpass.3ssl man page

PKCS12_newpass — change the password of a PKCS12 structure

Synopsis

 #include <openssl/pkcs12.h>

 int PKCS12_newpass(PKCS12 *p12, const char *oldpass, const char *newpass);

Description

PKCS12_newpass() changes the password of a PKCS12 structure.

p12 is a pointer to a PKCS12 structure. oldpass is the existing password and newpass is the new password.

Notes

Each of oldpass and newpass is independently interpreted as a string in the UTF-8 encoding. If it is not valid UTF-8, it is assumed to be ISO8859-1 instead.

In particular, this means that passwords in the locale character set (or code page on Windows) must potentially be converted to UTF-8 before use. This may include passwords from local text files, or input from the terminal or command line. Refer to the documentation of UI_OpenSSL(3), for example.

Return Values

PKCS12_newpass() returns 1 on success or 0 on failure. Applications can retrieve the most recent error from PKCS12_newpass() with ERR_get_error().

Example

This example loads a PKCS#12 file, changes its password and writes out the result to a new file.

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <stdlib.h>
 #include <openssl/pem.h>
 #include <openssl/err.h>
 #include <openssl/pkcs12.h>

 int main(int argc, char **argv)
 {
    FILE *fp;
    PKCS12 *p12;
    if (argc != 5) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Usage: pkread p12file password newpass opfile\n");
        return 1;
    }
    if ((fp = fopen(argv[1], "rb")) == NULL) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Error opening file %s\n", argv[1]);
        return 1;
    }
    p12 = d2i_PKCS12_fp(fp, NULL);
    fclose(fp);
    if (p12 == NULL) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Error reading PKCS#12 file\n");
        ERR_print_errors_fp(stderr);
        return 1;
    }
    if (PKCS12_newpass(p12, argv[2], argv[3]) == 0) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Error changing password\n");
        ERR_print_errors_fp(stderr);
        PKCS12_free(p12);
        return 1;
    }
    if ((fp = fopen(argv[4], "wb")) == NULL) {
        fprintf(stderr, "Error opening file %s\n", argv[4]);
        PKCS12_free(p12);
        return 1;
    }
    i2d_PKCS12_fp(fp, p12);
    PKCS12_free(p12);
    fclose(fp);
    return 0;
 }

Notes

If the PKCS#12 structure does not have a password, then you must use the empty string "" for oldpass. Using NULL for oldpass will result in a PKCS12_newpass() failure.

If the wrong password is used for oldpass then the function will fail, with a MAC verification error. In rare cases the PKCS12 structure does not contain a MAC: in this case it will usually fail with a decryption padding error.

Bugs

The password format is a NULL terminated ASCII string which is converted to Unicode form internally. As a result some passwords cannot be supplied to this function.

See Also

PKCS12_create(3), ERR_get_error(3)

Info

2017-11-02 1.1.0g OpenSSL