[openssl-users] When to use a key or password
michel.sales at free.fr
Fri Jul 8 22:08:42 UTC 2016
You need to remember a password. Passwords should never be stored.
Keys are binary data (even if they look as text because they are hexa or base64 encoded).
Secret keys can be 'derived' from a password to be used when encrypting or decrypting.
Sometime you need to store an ENCRYPTED secret key (generally using another password).
IV means 'Initial Vector', which is random binary data needed to 'start' encryption or decryption.
Hope it helps,
De : openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] De la part de Warron French
Envoyé : jeudi 7 juillet 2016 22:37
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Objet : [openssl-users] When to use a key or password
Is there any good rule of thumb for when to use:
-k <password> versus
Also, what does the term IV refer to in reference to -iv IV?
Thanks in advance,
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