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 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 …