(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

openssl_pkey_get_private -- Get a private key


resource openssl_pkey_get_private ( mixed key [, string passphrase] )

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

openssl_get_privatekey() 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).