Decrypt with an asymmetric key

Decrypt the ciphertext by using an asymmetric key.

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Code sample

C#

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.


using Google.Cloud.Kms.V1;
using Google.Protobuf;
using System.Text;

public class DecryptAsymmetricSample
{
    public string DecryptAsymmetric(
      string projectId = "my-project", string locationId = "us-east1", string keyRingId = "my-key-ring", string keyId = "my-key", string keyVersionId = "123",
      byte[] ciphertext = null)
    {
        // Create the client.
        KeyManagementServiceClient client = KeyManagementServiceClient.Create();

        // Build the key version name.
        CryptoKeyVersionName keyVersionName = new CryptoKeyVersionName(projectId, locationId, keyRingId, keyId, keyVersionId);

        // Call the API.
        AsymmetricDecryptResponse result = client.AsymmetricDecrypt(keyVersionName, ByteString.CopyFrom(ciphertext));

        // Get the plaintext. Cryptographic plaintexts and ciphertexts are
        // always byte arrays.
        byte[] plaintext = result.Plaintext.ToByteArray();

        // Return the result.
        return Encoding.UTF8.GetString(plaintext);
    }
}

Go

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"hash/crc32"
	"io"

	kms "cloud.google.com/go/kms/apiv1"
	kmspb "google.golang.org/genproto/googleapis/cloud/kms/v1"
	"google.golang.org/protobuf/types/known/wrapperspb"
)

// decryptAsymmetric will attempt to decrypt a given ciphertext with an
// 'RSA_DECRYPT_OAEP_2048_SHA256' key from Cloud KMS.
func decryptAsymmetric(w io.Writer, name string, ciphertext []byte) error {
	// name := "projects/my-project/locations/us-east1/keyRings/my-key-ring/cryptoKeys/my-key/cryptoKeyVersions/123"
	// ciphertext := []byte("...")  // result of an asymmetric encryption call

	// Create the client.
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := kms.NewKeyManagementClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("failed to create kms client: %v", err)
	}

	// Optional but recommended: Compute ciphertext's CRC32C.
	crc32c := func(data []byte) uint32 {
		t := crc32.MakeTable(crc32.Castagnoli)
		return crc32.Checksum(data, t)
	}
	ciphertextCRC32C := crc32c(ciphertext)

	// Build the request.
	req := &kmspb.AsymmetricDecryptRequest{
		Name:             name,
		Ciphertext:       ciphertext,
		CiphertextCrc32C: wrapperspb.Int64(int64(ciphertextCRC32C)),
	}

	// Call the API.
	result, err := client.AsymmetricDecrypt(ctx, req)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("failed to decrypt ciphertext: %v", err)
	}

	// Optional, but recommended: perform integrity verification on result.
	// For more details on ensuring E2E in-transit integrity to and from Cloud KMS visit:
	// https://cloud.google.com/kms/docs/data-integrity-guidelines
	if result.VerifiedCiphertextCrc32C == false {
		return fmt.Errorf("AsymmetricDecrypt: request corrupted in-transit")
	}
	if int64(crc32c(result.Plaintext)) != result.PlaintextCrc32C.Value {
		return fmt.Errorf("AsymmetricDecrypt: response corrupted in-transit")
	}

	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Decrypted plaintext: %s", result.Plaintext)
	return nil
}

Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.

import com.google.cloud.kms.v1.AsymmetricDecryptResponse;
import com.google.cloud.kms.v1.CryptoKeyVersionName;
import com.google.cloud.kms.v1.KeyManagementServiceClient;
import com.google.protobuf.ByteString;
import java.io.IOException;

public class DecryptAsymmetric {

  public void decryptAsymmetric() throws IOException {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "your-project-id";
    String locationId = "us-east1";
    String keyRingId = "my-key-ring";
    String keyId = "my-key";
    String keyVersionId = "123";
    byte[] ciphertext = null;
    decryptAsymmetric(projectId, locationId, keyRingId, keyId, keyVersionId, ciphertext);
  }

  // Decrypt data that was encrypted using the public key component of the given
  // key version.
  public void decryptAsymmetric(
      String projectId,
      String locationId,
      String keyRingId,
      String keyId,
      String keyVersionId,
      byte[] ciphertext)
      throws IOException {
    // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only
    // needs to be created once, and can be reused for multiple requests. After
    // completing all of your requests, call the "close" method on the client to
    // safely clean up any remaining background resources.
    try (KeyManagementServiceClient client = KeyManagementServiceClient.create()) {
      // Build the key version name from the project, location, key ring, key,
      // and key version.
      CryptoKeyVersionName keyVersionName =
          CryptoKeyVersionName.of(projectId, locationId, keyRingId, keyId, keyVersionId);

      // Decrypt the ciphertext.
      AsymmetricDecryptResponse response =
          client.asymmetricDecrypt(keyVersionName, ByteString.copyFrom(ciphertext));
      System.out.printf("Plaintext: %s%n", response.getPlaintext().toStringUtf8());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.

//
// TODO(developer): Uncomment these variables before running the sample.
//
// const projectId = 'my-project';
// const locationId = 'us-east1';
// const keyRingId = 'my-key-ring';
// const keyId = 'my-key';
// const versionId = '123';
// const ciphertext = Buffer.from('...');

// Imports the Cloud KMS library
const {KeyManagementServiceClient} = require('@google-cloud/kms');

// Instantiates a client
const client = new KeyManagementServiceClient();

// Build the key version name
const versionName = client.cryptoKeyVersionPath(
  projectId,
  locationId,
  keyRingId,
  keyId,
  versionId
);

// Optional, but recommended: compute plaintext's CRC32C.
const crc32c = require('fast-crc32c');
const ciphertextCrc32c = crc32c.calculate(ciphertext);

async function decryptAsymmetric() {
  const [decryptResponse] = await client.asymmetricDecrypt({
    name: versionName,
    ciphertext: ciphertext,
    ciphertextCrc32c: {
      value: ciphertextCrc32c,
    },
  });

  // Optional, but recommended: perform integrity verification on decryptResponse.
  // For more details on ensuring E2E in-transit integrity to and from Cloud KMS visit:
  // https://cloud.google.com/kms/docs/data-integrity-guidelines
  if (!decryptResponse.verifiedCiphertextCrc32c) {
    throw new Error('AsymmetricDecrypt: request corrupted in-transit');
  }
  if (
    crc32c.calculate(decryptResponse.plaintext) !==
    Number(decryptResponse.plaintextCrc32c.value)
  ) {
    throw new Error('AsymmetricDecrypt: response corrupted in-transit');
  }

  // NOTE: The ciphertext must be properly formatted. In Node < 12, the
  // crypto.publicEncrypt() function does not properly consume the OAEP
  // padding and thus produces invalid ciphertext. If you are using Node to do
  // public key encryption, please use version 12+.
  const plaintext = decryptResponse.plaintext.toString('utf8');

  console.log(`Plaintext: ${plaintext}`);
  return plaintext;
}

return decryptAsymmetric();

PHP

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.

use Google\Cloud\Kms\V1\KeyManagementServiceClient;

function decrypt_asymmetric_sample(
    string $projectId = 'my-project',
    string $locationId = 'us-east1',
    string $keyRingId = 'my-key-ring',
    string $keyId = 'my-key',
    string $versionId = '123',
    string $ciphertext = '...'
) {
    // Create the Cloud KMS client.
    $client = new KeyManagementServiceClient();

    // Build the key version name.
    $keyVersionName = $client->cryptoKeyVersionName($projectId, $locationId, $keyRingId, $keyId, $versionId);

    // Call the API.
    $decryptResponse = $client->asymmetricDecrypt($keyVersionName, $ciphertext);
    printf('Plaintext: %s' . PHP_EOL, $decryptResponse->getPlaintext());
    return $decryptResponse;
}

Python

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.

def decrypt_asymmetric(project_id, location_id, key_ring_id, key_id, version_id, ciphertext):
    """
    Decrypt the ciphertext using an asymmetric key.

    Args:
        project_id (string): Google Cloud project ID (e.g. 'my-project').
        location_id (string): Cloud KMS location (e.g. 'us-east1').
        key_ring_id (string): ID of the Cloud KMS key ring (e.g. 'my-key-ring').
        key_id (string): ID of the key to use (e.g. 'my-key').
        version_id (string): ID of the key version to use (e.g. '1').
        ciphertext (bytes): Encrypted bytes to decrypt.

    Returns:
        DecryptResponse: Response including plaintext.

    """

    # Import the client library.
    from google.cloud import kms

    # Create the client.
    client = kms.KeyManagementServiceClient()

    # Build the key version name.
    key_version_name = client.crypto_key_version_path(project_id, location_id, key_ring_id, key_id, version_id)

    # Optional, but recommended: compute ciphertext's CRC32C.
    # See crc32c() function defined below.
    ciphertext_crc32c = crc32c(ciphertext)

    # Call the API.
    decrypt_response = client.asymmetric_decrypt(
        request={'name': key_version_name, 'ciphertext': ciphertext, 'ciphertext_crc32c': ciphertext_crc32c})

    # Optional, but recommended: perform integrity verification on decrypt_response.
    # For more details on ensuring E2E in-transit integrity to and from Cloud KMS visit:
    # https://cloud.google.com/kms/docs/data-integrity-guidelines
    if not decrypt_response.verified_ciphertext_crc32c:
        raise Exception('The request sent to the server was corrupted in-transit.')
    if not decrypt_response.plaintext_crc32c == crc32c(decrypt_response.plaintext):
        raise Exception('The response received from the server was corrupted in-transit.')
    # End integrity verification

    print('Plaintext: {}'.format(decrypt_response.plaintext))
    return decrypt_response


def crc32c(data):
    """
    Calculates the CRC32C checksum of the provided data.
    Args:
        data: the bytes over which the checksum should be calculated.
    Returns:
        An int representing the CRC32C checksum of the provided bytes.
    """
    import crcmod
    import six
    crc32c_fun = crcmod.predefined.mkPredefinedCrcFun('crc-32c')
    return crc32c_fun(six.ensure_binary(data))

Ruby

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud KMS, see the Cloud KMS Client Libraries.

# TODO(developer): uncomment these values before running the sample.
# project_id  = "my-project"
# location_id = "us-east1"
# key_ring_id = "my-key-ring"
# key_id      = "my-key"
# version_id  = "123"
# ciphertext  = "..."

# Require the library.
require "google/cloud/kms"

# Create the client.
client = Google::Cloud::Kms.key_management_service

# Build the key version name.
key_version_name = client.crypto_key_version_path project:            project_id,
                                                  location:           location_id,
                                                  key_ring:           key_ring_id,
                                                  crypto_key:         key_id,
                                                  crypto_key_version: version_id

# Call the API.
response = client.asymmetric_decrypt key_version_name, ciphertext
puts "Plaintext: #{response.plaintext}"