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methodtwo 04-27-2010 09:59 AM

can't decrypt using openssl
 
Hi i need to decrypt things with my privatekey using openssl:
As an example this is the command i'm using to try and decrypt things that were encrypted with my public key:


Code:

#openssl rsautl -decrypt -in encrypted.txt -out result.txt -inkey privatekey.pem
and this is the result that i get:


Code:

RSA operation error
17812:error:0406506C:rsa routines:RSA_EAY_PRIVATE_DECRYPT:data greater than mod len:/on10/build-nd/G10U4B0/usr/src/common/openssl/crypto/rsa/rsa_eay.c:393:

The private key is in my PATH.The results are the same on solaris and linux.What am i doing wrong?.How should i decrypt files with my privatekey(which is pem format and is the right value)
Thankyou for your time
regards mathodtwo

anomie 04-27-2010 03:34 PM

Well, perhaps the encrypted file or the key (or both) are corrupted.

Try encrypting and then decrypting a new, arbitrary file. Does that work?

Noway2 04-28-2010 04:37 PM

Please see my response to your thread on this forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1463687


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