Latest 0.1.0
Homepage https://github.com/yagiz/PPRSA
License Public Domain
Platforms ios 8.0
Authors

RSA

Simple RSA encryption and decryption for iOS.
These classes do not require OpenSSL to be built for iOS, you only need Security.framework.
OpenSSL is needed to generate the key pairs, however, which you probably want to do on your Desktop machine.
See below.

Usage

For encryption, you can add the public key ({name}.crt) to your app bundle and load it.
For decryption you could add your p12 ({name}.p12) to your app bundle and load it.
BUT you probably don’t want to add your .p12 to the app bundle because it can easily be extracted.
Instead you should load the private key data into your app somehow and create an NSData representation from it:

NSString *string = @"This is a string to encrypt. No longer than 245 bytes!";
NSData *data = [string dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

NSString *private = <# Base64 String of your private p12 data #>;
NSData *privateKey = [[NSData alloc] initWithBase64EncodedString:private options:0];

PPRSA *rsa = [PPRSA new];
NSError *error = nil;
if ([rsa loadPublicKeyFromBundledCertificate:@"public" error:&error]) {
    if ([rsa loadPrivateKeyFromP12Data:privateKey password:@"t4co9x" error:&error]) {
        NSData *encrypted = [rsa encryptData:data error:&error];
        if (encrypted) {
            NSData *decrypted = [rsa decryptData:encrypted error:&error];
            NSString *final = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:decrypted encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
            NSLog(@"--> %@", final);
        }
    }
}

Key Generation

Generate a new key pair (into public.crt and private.pem).
You will need to supply a password.

openssl req -x509 -days 3652 -out public.crt -outform DER -new -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout private.pem

Create a signing request.
You’ll be asked some questions about country, company and so on; fill whatever works for you.

openssl req -new -key private.pem -out signing-request.csr

Create a self-signed certificate, valid for 10 years in this example.
You’ll be prompted to enter the private key’s password.

openssl x509 -req -days 3652 -in signing-request.csr -signkey private.pem -out certificate.crt

Export the private key and certificate into a p12 file (private.p12).
You’ll again be asked for the private key password and are prompted to create a new password for the p12.

openssl pkcs12 -export -out private.p12 -inkey private.pem -in certificate.crt

License

This work is in the public domain.

Code snippets were sources from various places, especially StackOverflow and Chris Luke’s Blog.

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "PPRSA",
    "version": "0.1.0",
    "summary": "Simple RSA encryption and decryption for iOS.",
    "description": "Simple RSA encryption and decryption for iOS. These classes do not require OpenSSL to be built for iOS, you only need Security.framework. OpenSSL is needed to generate the key pairs, however, which you probably want to do on your Desktop machine. See below.",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/yagiz/PPRSA",
    "license": "Public Domain",
    "authors": {
        "Yagiz": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/yagiz/PPRSA.git",
        "tag": "0.1.0"
    },
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"
    },
    "source_files": "*.{h,m}"
}

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