move data from a BIO chain to a
transfers the data from the memory BIO at the end of the given
chain into the appropriate content field of
p7 itself or of its appropriate substructure. It is
typically used as the final step of populating p7,
after creating the chain with
PKCS7_dataInit(3) and after writing the data into it.
the program can call
BIO_free_all(3) on the chain because such
chains are not designed for reuse.
Depending on the
contentType of p7,
sets the following fields:
- for SignedData or DigestedData:
- in substructures of the content field of p7: the content field in the ContentInfo structure (unless p7 is configured to store a detached signature) and the encryptedDigest fields in all the SignerInfo structures
- for EnvelopedData or SignedAndEnvelopedData:
- the encryptedContent field in the EncryptedContentInfo structure contained in the content field of p7
- for arbitrary data:
- the content field of p7 itself
PKCS7_dataFinal() returns 1 on success or
0 on failure.
Possible reasons for failure include:
- p7 is
- The content field of p7 is empty.
- The contentType of p7 is unsupported.
- The chain does not contain the expected memory BIO.
- Signing or digesting is requested and p7 is not configured to store a detached signature, but does not contain the required field to store the content either.
- At least one signer lacks a usable digest algorithm.
- Signing or digesting fails.
- Memory allocation fails.
Signers lacking private keys do not cause failure but are silently skipped.
BIO_new(3), PKCS7_dataInit(3), PKCS7_final(3), PKCS7_new(3), PKCS7_sign(3)
PKCS7_dataFinal() first appeared in SSLeay
0.9.1 and has been available since OpenBSD 2.6.
This function does not support EncryptedData.
Even though this function is typically used after
PKCS7_dataInit(3) and even though
PKCS7_dataInit(3) also supports reading from
ContentInfo structures that are already fully
populated, do not use
PKCS7_dataFinal() on fully
populated structures. It is only intended for putting data into new
structures and it is neither needed nor suitable for reading.