IPWorks S/MIME 2020 Python Edition

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encrypt Method

Encrypts the message.


def encrypt() -> None: ...


This method encrypts the data specified in input_file or input_message in a PKCS encoded envelope with all of the recipient certificates specified in the message_recipients properties.

The result of the encrypted data will be written to output_file or output_message. The output_message_headers property will be filled with the required S/MIME headers.

Please note that the message headers, including the Sender, Recipient(s), and Subject, are not encrypted. If this is sensitive information, consider including these headers in the message body as a MIME entity, and providing other headers for the S/MIME wrapper.

Input and Output Properties

The class will determine the source and destination of the input and output based on which properties are set.

The order in which the input properties are checked is as follows:

When a valid source is found the search stops. The order in which the output properties are checked is as follows:

The headers of the input message (if any) will be read from input_message_headers or input_message_headers_string.

The headers of the resulting message will be available in the output_message_headers and output_message_headers_string properties.

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