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PKCS7 Constants

pkey_get_private

Get a private key

Syntax

Function pkey_get_private (key, [passphrase]) As Object

Returns a positive key resource identifier on success, or FALSE on error.

pkey_get_private() parses key and prepares it for use by other functions. key can be one of the following:

  1. a string having the format file://path/to/file.pem. The named file must contain a PEM encoded certificate/private key (it may contain both).

  2. A PEM formatted private key.

The optional parameter passphrase must be used if the specified key is encrypted (protected by a passphrase).

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