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SMIME_write_PKCS7(3)                OpenSSL               SMIME_write_PKCS7(3)



NAME
       SMIME_write_PKCS7 - convert PKCS#7 structure to S/MIME format.

LIBRARY
       libcrypto, -lcrypto

SYNOPSIS
       int SMIME_write_PKCS7(BIO *out, PKCS7 *p7, BIO *data, int flags);

DESCRIPTION
       SMIME_write_PKCS7() adds the appropriate MIME headers to a PKCS#7
       structure to produce an S/MIME message.

       out is the BIO to write the data to. p7 is the appropriate PKCS7 struc-
       ture. If cleartext signing (multipart/signed) is being used then the
       signed data must be supplied in the data argument. flags is an optional
       set of flags.

NOTES
       The following flags can be passed in the flags parameter.

       If PKCS7_DETACHED is set then cleartext signing will be used, this
       option only makes sense for signedData where PKCS7_DETACHED is also set
       when PKCS7_sign() is also called.

       If the PKCS7_TEXT flag is set MIME headers for type text/plain are
       added to the content, this only makes sense if PKCS7_DETACHED is also
       set.

       If cleartext signing is being used then the data must be read twice:
       once to compute the signature in PKCS7_sign() and once to output the
       S/MIME message.

BUGS
       SMIME_write_PKCS7() always base64 encodes PKCS#7 structures, there
       should be an option to disable this.

       There should really be a way to produce cleartext signing using only a
       single pass of the data.

RETURN VALUES
       SMIME_write_PKCS7() returns 1 for success or 0 for failure.

SEE ALSO
       ERR_get_error(3), PKCS7_sign(3), PKCS7_verify(3), PKCS7_encrypt(3)
       PKCS7_decrypt(3)

HISTORY
       SMIME_write_PKCS7() was added to OpenSSL 0.9.5



3rd Berkeley Distribution           0.9.7d                SMIME_write_PKCS7(3)