CC_crypto.3cc   [plain text]

.Dd April 5, 2007
.Dt CC_crypto 3cc
.Nm Common Crypto
.Nd libSystem digest library
The libSystem \fBCommon Crypto\fR library implements a wide range of cryptographic
algorithms used in various Internet standards. The services provided
by this library are used by the CDSA implementations of \s-1SSL\s0, \s-1TLS\s0
and S/MIME.
\&\fBlibSystem\fR contains the Common Crypto collection of algorithms. Digest
and encryption algorithms contained in this library are optimized for speed.
The algorithms have been collected from various sources and chosen for their
performance characteristics.  Since libSystem is linked into all executables
it is preferable for applications to use these functions rather than
implementing their own versions.
To use the digest functions with existing code which uses
the corresponding openssl functions, #define the symbol 
COMMON_DIGEST_FOR_OPENSSL in your client code (BEFORE including
.In CommonCrypto/CommonDigest.h
You can *NOT* mix and match functions operating on a given data
type from the two implementations; i.e., if you do a 
.Fn CC_MD5_Init
on a 
object, do not assume that you can do an openssl-style
.Fn MD5_Update
on that same context.
The interfaces to the encryption and HMAC algorithms have a calling interface
that is different from that provided by OpenSSL.
The Common Crypto collection of functions started to become available in OS X 10.4 and later.
.Xr CC_MD5 3cc ,
.Xr CC_SHA 3cc ,
.Xr CCHmac 3cc ,
.Xr CCCryptor 3cc