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Get a private key (PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)
resource openssl_pkey_get_private ( mixed key [, string passphrase] )

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).

Return Values

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