How do I decrypt a file in DES-EDE3-CBC format with openssl?

Posted on 2009-12-23
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what's the command to decrypt a file in DES-EDE3-CBC format using openssl?

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Dave Howe earned 2000 total points
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base command is "openssl enc"

you will also want the following arguments:

(perhaps obvious, use decryption mode)

(again perhaps obvious, selects cypher mode)

-K <key in hex>
(assuming it is in hex; you can hash a passphrase too)

-in <filename>
(input file)

-out <filename>
(output file)

so, to give an example:

openssl enc -d -des-ede-cbc -k deadbeefdeadbeefdeadbeef -in crypt.des.ede -out plain.txt


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