The example here shows how to encrypt and decrypt data using python in a way that is fully compatible with openssl aes-256-cbc. It is based on the work that I did in C++ Cipher class that is published on this site.
The key idea is based on the way that openssl generates the key and iv data from password as well as the “Salted__” prefix that it uses.
The complete routine can be downloaded here: mycrypt.py.
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