QCA

publickeyexample.cpp

The code below shows how to do public key encryption, decryption, signing and verification.

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#include <QtCrypto>
#include <QCoreApplication>
#include <iostream>
#ifdef QT_STATICPLUGIN
#include "import_plugins.h"
#endif
int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
// the Initializer object sets things up, and
// also does cleanup when it goes out of scope
QCoreApplication app(argc, argv);
// We need to ensure that we have certificate handling support
if (!QCA::isSupported("cert")) {
std::cout << "Sorry, no PKI certificate support" << std::endl;
return 1;
}
// Read in a private key
QCA::PrivateKey privKey;
QCA::SecureArray passPhrase = "start";
privKey = QCA::PrivateKey::fromPEMFile(QStringLiteral("Userkey.pem"), passPhrase, &convRes);
if (convRes != QCA::ConvertGood) {
std::cout << "Sorry, could not import Private Key" << std::endl;
return 1;
}
// Read in a matching public key cert
// you could also build this using the fromPEMFile() method
QCA::Certificate pubCert(QStringLiteral("User.pem"));
if (pubCert.isNull()) {
std::cout << "Sorry, could not import public key certificate" << std::endl;
return 1;
}
// We are building the certificate into a SecureMessageKey object, via a
// CertificateChain
chain += pubCert;
secMsgKey.setX509CertificateChain(chain);
// build up a SecureMessage object, based on our public key certificate
QCA::CMS cms;
QCA::SecureMessage msg(&cms);
msg.setRecipient(secMsgKey);
// Some plain text - we use the first command line argument if provided
QByteArray plainText = (argc >= 2) ? argv[1] : "What do ya want for nuthin'";
// Now use the SecureMessage object to encrypt the plain text.
msg.startEncrypt();
msg.update(plainText);
msg.end();
// I think it is reasonable to wait for 1 second for this
msg.waitForFinished(1000);
// check to see if it worked
if (!msg.success()) {
std::cout << "Error encrypting: " << msg.errorCode() << std::endl;
return 1;
}
// get the result
QCA::SecureArray cipherText = msg.read();
std::cout << plainText.data() << " encrypts to (in base 64): ";
std::cout << qPrintable(enc.arrayToString(cipherText)) << std::endl;
// Show we can decrypt it with the private key
if (!privKey.canDecrypt()) {
std::cout << "Private key cannot be used to decrypt" << std::endl;
return 1;
}
QCA::SecureArray plainTextResult;
if (0 == privKey.decrypt(cipherText, &plainTextResult, QCA::EME_PKCS1_OAEP)) {
std::cout << "Decryption process failed" << std::endl;
return 1;
}
std::cout << qPrintable(enc.arrayToString(cipherText));
std::cout << " (in base 64) decrypts to: ";
std::cout << plainTextResult.data() << std::endl;
return 0;
}
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