aes_cbc | R Documentation |

Low-level symmetric encryption/decryption using the AES block cipher in CBC mode.
The key is a raw vector, for example a hash of some secret. When no shared
secret is available, a random key can be used which is exchanged via an
asymmetric protocol such as RSA. See `rsa_encrypt()`

for a worked example
or `encrypt_envelope()`

for a high-level wrapper combining AES and RSA.

```
aes_ctr_encrypt(data, key, iv = rand_bytes(16))
aes_ctr_decrypt(data, key, iv = attr(data, "iv"))
aes_cbc_encrypt(data, key, iv = rand_bytes(16))
aes_cbc_decrypt(data, key, iv = attr(data, "iv"))
aes_gcm_encrypt(data, key, iv = rand_bytes(12))
aes_gcm_decrypt(data, key, iv = attr(data, "iv"))
aes_keygen(length = 16)
```

`data` |
raw vector or path to file with data to encrypt or decrypt |

`key` |
raw vector of length 16, 24 or 32, e.g. the hash of a shared secret |

`iv` |
raw vector of length 16 (aes block size) or NULL. The initialization vector is not secret but should be random |

`length` |
how many bytes to generate. Usually 16 (128-bit) or 12 (92-bit) for |

```
# aes-256 requires 32 byte key
passphrase <- charToRaw("This is super secret")
key <- sha256(passphrase)
# symmetric encryption uses same key for decryption
x <- serialize(iris, NULL)
y <- aes_cbc_encrypt(x, key = key)
x2 <- aes_cbc_decrypt(y, key = key)
stopifnot(identical(x, x2))
```

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