[openssl-users] PEM_read_bio_PrivateKey(..) or PEM_read_bio_RSAPrivateKey(..) both returns NULL

Dave Thompson dthompson at prinpay.com
Sun May 3 00:34:30 UTC 2015

> From: openssl-users On Behalf Of Nayna Jain
> Sent: Friday, May 01, 2015 22:37

> I have a privatekey file written using the call

> The file write operation has been successful.

Do you mean the PEM_write_ returned 1, or do you mean the file contains 
correct (or at least reasonable) contents? Can you read it with commandline 
'openssl pkey <file' ?

> However, when i am trying to read it via calls PEM_read_bio_PrivateKey(..)
> PEM_read_bio_RSAPrivateKey(..) , it is always returning NULL.
> There is no encryption also done . It i unencrypted private key. 
> Can someone help me to understand what might be wrong.


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