(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0)

openssl_decryptDesencripta datos


string openssl_decrypt ( string $data , string $method , string $password [, int $options = 0 [, string $iv = "" ]] )

Toma una cadena codificada en bruto o mediante base64 y la desencripta usando un método y una clave.


Esta función no está documentada actualmente, solamente se encuentra disponible la lista de parámetros.



Los datos.


El método de cifrado.


La contraseña.


options puede ser una de las constantes OPENSSL_RAW_DATA, OPENSSL_ZERO_PADDING.


Un Vector de Inicialización no NULL.

Valores devueltos

La cadena desencriptada si se tuvo éxito o FALSE en caso de error.


Emite un error de nivel E_WARNING si se pasa un algoritmo de cifrado desconocido mediante el parámetro method.

Emite un error de nivel E_WARNING si se le pasa un valor vacío mediante en parámetro iv.

Historial de cambios

Versión Descripción
5.3.3 Se añadió el parámetro iv.
5.4.0 raw_output se cambió a options.

Ver también

add a note add a note

User Contributed Notes 3 notes

nbari at dalmp dot com
2 years ago
There are cases where you need to send data in a secure way within an 'un-secure' connection, a  typically scenario of this, is a site with out SSL (no https).

For this cases you can use the GibberishAES javascript library, this library will encrypt your data before it is submitted using CBC AES encryption mode, and it is fully compatible with a standar like OpenSSL.


When displaying a form, you can set a hidden field containing a token, the one is stored on the server via sessions and is going to be used as the 'password' for encrypting the data on the user side, in help with the GibberishAES library.

In Javascript (user side):
// GibberishAES.enc(string, password)
// Defaults to 256 bit encryption
GibberishAES.enc("Made with Gibberish\n", "password");
// Outputs: "U2FsdGVkX1+21O5RB08bavFTq7Yq/gChmXrO3f00tvJaT55A5pPvqw0zFVnHSW1o"

Later when the user submits the data, you will need to decrypt the data, for that you could use the class below and use it like this:

::decrypt('password', 'U2FsdGVkX1+21O5RB08bavFTq7Yq/gChmXrO3f00tvJaT55A5pPvqw0zFVnHSW1o');

That will return  the same result, that openssl would return from this command line :

echo "U2FsdGVkX1+21O5RB08bavFTq7Yq/gChmXrO3f00tvJaT55A5pPvqw0zFVnHSW1o" | openssl enc -d -aes-256-cbc -a -k password

This class currently only encrypts/decrypts AES256 but can be easily modified to feed your needs, right now it is fully compatible withe the  GibberishAES library, so you could decrypt all your users data and also send encrypted data back to the user in a secure way, all this thanks to the openssl-decrypt/openssl-encrypt functions.


class sqAES {

   * decrypt AES 256
   * @param string $password
   * @param data $edata
   * @return dencrypted data
public static function decrypt($password, $edata) {
$data = base64_decode($edata);
$salt = substr($data, 8, 8);
$ct = substr($data, 16);
     * From
     * Number of rounds depends on the size of the AES in use
     * 3 rounds for 256
     *        2 rounds for the key, 1 for the IV
     * 2 rounds for 128
     *        1 round for the key, 1 round for the IV
     * 3 rounds for 192 since it's not evenly divided by 128 bits
$rounds = 3;
$data00 = $password.$salt;
$md5_hash = array();
$md5_hash[0] = md5($data00, true);
$result = $md5_hash[0];
    for (
$i = 1; $i < $rounds; $i++) {
$md5_hash[$i] = md5($md5_hash[$i - 1].$data00, true);
$result .= $md5_hash[$i];
$key = substr($result, 0, 32);
$iv  = substr($result, 32,16);

openssl_decrypt($ct, 'aes-256-cbc', $key, true, $iv);

   * crypt AES 256
   * @param string $password
   * @param data $data
   * @return base64 encrypted data
public static function crypt($password, $data) {
// Set a random salt
$salt = openssl_random_pseudo_bytes(8);

$salted = '';
$dx = '';
// Salt the key(32) and iv(16) = 48
while (strlen($salted) < 48) {
$dx = md5($dx.$password.$salt, true);
$salted .= $dx;

$key = substr($salted, 0, 32);
$iv  = substr($salted, 32,16);

$encrypted_data = openssl_encrypt($data, 'aes-256-cbc', $key, true, $iv);
base64_encode('Salted__' . $salt . $encrypted_data);


ittasks at gmail dot com
1 year ago
in case that hosting do not provide openssl_encrypt decrypt functions - it could be mimiced via commad prompt executions 
this functions will check is if openssl is installed and try to use it by default

function sslPrm()
return array("your_password","IV (optional)","aes-128-cbc");
function sslEnc($msg)
  list ($pass, $iv, $method)=sslPrm();
     return urlencode(openssl_encrypt(urlencode($msg), $method, $pass, false, $iv));
     return urlencode(exec("echo \"".urlencode($msg)."\" | openssl enc -".urlencode($method)." -base64 -nosalt -K ".bin2hex($pass)." -iv ".bin2hex($iv)));
function sslDec($msg)
  list ($pass, $iv, $method)=sslPrm();
     return trim(urldecode(openssl_decrypt(urldecode($msg), $method, $pass, false, $iv)));
     return trim(urldecode(exec("echo \"".urldecode($msg)."\" | openssl enc -".$method." -d -base64 -nosalt -K ".bin2hex($pass)." -iv ".bin2hex($iv))));

//example of usage:
$r= sslEnc("This is encryption/decryption test!");
echo "<br>\n".$r.":".sslDec($r);
7 months ago
If your using windows os, do not use the text inside the "file previewer" pane, as this is a truncated version of the actual encrypted string.

Instead, you need to open the file directly and use the contents there.

The error message I had been getting was:
"error:0606506D:digital envelope routines:EVP_DecryptFinal_ex:wrong final block length"
To Top