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SMIME_READ_CMS(3ossl)		    OpenSSL		 SMIME_READ_CMS(3ossl)

NAME
       SMIME_read_CMS_ex, SMIME_read_CMS - parse S/MIME	message

SYNOPSIS
	#include <openssl/cms.h>

	CMS_ContentInfo	*SMIME_read_CMS_ex(BIO *bio, int flags,	BIO **bcont,
					   CMS_ContentInfo **cms);
	CMS_ContentInfo	*SMIME_read_CMS(BIO *in, BIO **bcont);

DESCRIPTION
       SMIME_read_CMS()	parses a message in S/MIME format.

       in is a BIO to read the message from.

       If cleartext signing is used then the content is	saved in a memory bio
       which is	written	to *bcont, otherwise *bcont is set to NULL.

       The parsed CMS_ContentInfo structure is returned	or NULL	if an error
       occurred.

       SMIME_read_CMS_ex() is similar to SMIME_read_CMS() but optionally a
       previously created cms CMS_ContentInfo object can be supplied as	well
       as some flags.  To create a cms object use CMS_ContentInfo_new_ex(3).
       If the flags argument contains CMS_BINARY then the input	is assumed to
       be in binary format and is not translated to canonical form.  If	in
       addition	SMIME_ASCIICRLF	is set then the	binary input is	assumed	to be
       followed	by CR and LF characters, else only by an LF character.	If
       flags is	0 and cms is NULL then it is identical to SMIME_read_CMS().

NOTES
       If *bcont is not	NULL then the message is clear text signed. *bcont can
       then be passed to CMS_verify() with the CMS_DETACHED flag set.

       Otherwise the type of the returned structure can	be determined using
       CMS_get0_type().

       To support future functionality if bcont	is not NULL *bcont should be
       initialized to NULL. For	example:

	BIO *cont = NULL;
	CMS_ContentInfo	*cms;

	cms = SMIME_read_CMS(in, &cont);

BUGS
       The MIME	parser used by SMIME_read_CMS()	is somewhat primitive.	While
       it will handle most S/MIME messages more	complex	compound formats may
       not work.

       The parser assumes that the CMS_ContentInfo structure is	always base64
       encoded and will	not handle the case where it is	in binary format or
       uses quoted printable format.

       The use of a memory BIO to hold the signed content limits the size of
       message which can be processed due to memory restraints:	a streaming
       single pass option should be available.

RETURN VALUES
       SMIME_read_CMS_ex() and SMIME_read_CMS()	return a valid CMS_ContentInfo
       structure or NULL if an error occurred. The error can be	obtained from
       ERR_get_error(3).

SEE ALSO
       ERR_get_error(3), CMS_sign(3), CMS_verify(3), CMS_encrypt(3),
       CMS_decrypt(3)

HISTORY
       The function SMIME_read_CMS_ex()	was added in OpenSSL 3.0.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2008-2021 The OpenSSL Project Authors.	All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed	under the Apache License 2.0 (the "License").  You may not use
       this file except	in compliance with the License.	 You can obtain	a copy
       in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or at
       <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.

3.0.0+quic			  2021-09-08		 SMIME_READ_CMS(3ossl)

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