Base64 URL Safe Encoding / Decoding (RFC-7515)

A few days back I was required to encode some string in base 64 URL safe. After some research I found that there are several variants of base 64. The one implemented in the code below corresponds to RFC-7515. Here is the code: function encodeBase64Url(str) { let s = new Buffer(str).toString(‘base64’); // Regular base64 encoder s = s.replace(‘=’, ”); // …

How to Encode / Decode to / from base64 in Node.JS

Today I ran into this basic problem. A quick search on google gave me the answer, I tested it, it worked, and the rest is history. Here is the code. let plainText = “Hello World!”; console.log(“Plaint text = ” + plainText); // Encoding to base64 let base64 = new Buffer(plainText).toString(‘base64’); console.log(“Encoded to base64 = ” + base64); // Decoding from …

How to Encrypt / Decrypt with AES in Java 1.8

Here I have created a class that does it in two different ways, the first one is, when you create the key, and the other is when you are given the key, valid key sizes are 128, 192, and 256 for AES algorithm. There is some steps to follow before executing the code provied, if you don’t probably this class …

How to fold / unfold all regions in Visual Studio Code

With JSON files of around 900 lines, this option is very useful to have an organized view. I highly recommend to check the links, there is a lot of things you can do with Visual Studio Code, my version is 1.10.2, and the following shortcuts are working. Ctrl+K Ctrl+0 Fold (collapse) all regions Ctrl+K Ctrl+J Unfold (uncollapse) all regions Sources …

How to generate X.509 certificate in Java 1.8

Here is how to do it, the simplest way, to generate the base64 string. No complications with KeyStores or things like that. I must say that I found this code in several places over the Internet. When I tried to run it I had some exceptions, I solved them, at the time of this writing, the following code works with …

How to generate SHA256HMAC in Node.JS

Today I had to do this for my job (hash some info) and I think is a good opportunity to share the knowledge. Here is the code, you can simply copy it and paste it in a file called SHA256Hmac.js and run it. let crypto; try {     crypto = require(‘crypto’); } catch (err) {     console.log(‘crypto support is disabled!’); …

How to convert byte array to hex string in Java 1.8

If you like cryptography you might know that sometimes you have a byte array which you wish to convert to hexadecimal string. In java, to this day, I haven’t found yet a native class that does it, I’ve spent several minutes on the Internet looking for something like the Base64 class. Turns out Apache commons has a class called Hex.java …

How to generate RSA key pair in Java 1.8

Recently I was wondering how to generate a private key in Java for a personal project. I found out how to generate the actual key pair with RSA algorithm. Here is the java code for that, a simple class that you can run to check how things work. import java.security.KeyPairGenerator; import java.security.KeyPair; import java.security.PrivateKey; import java.security.PublicKey; import java.util.Base64; public class …

How to scan Java files only in HP Fortify Audit Workbench 16.10

Recently I needed to run a Fortify scan on a project with several modules. I was told to scan only Java files (*.java) but with the constraint that this files should not be the ones inside test directories (*test*) After doing some research and reading the documentation I came up with the following command: “-b” “SiryProject” “-machine-output” “-source” “1.8” “C:MyProjectsSiryProject**srcmainjava***.java” …

How to convert a String into JSON object in NodeJS

Just a few days ago I needed to do this and I found this useful function. Very simple: var jsonStr = “{“firstName”:”Siry”, “lastName”:”Mazari”}”; console.log(‘JSON String: %s’, jsonStr); var jsonObj = JSON.parse(jsonStr); console.log(‘First Name: %s’, jsonObj.firstName); console.log(‘Last Name: %s’, jsonObj.lastName); The variable jsonStr contains a String representation of a JSON object. The variable jsonObj contains the object that was parsed from …