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Base 64 encode and decode example code


Question

Does anyone know how to decode and encode a string in Base64 using the Base64. I am using the following code, but it's not working.

String source = "password"; 
byte[] byteArray = source.getBytes("UTF-16"); 
Base64 bs = new Base64(); 
//bs.encodeBytes(byteArray); 
System.out.println( bs.encodeBytes(byteArray)); 
//bs.decode(bs.encodeBytes(byteArray));
System.out.println(bs.decode(bs.encodeBytes(byteArray)));
2016/08/29
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8/29/2016 1:38:35 PM

Accepted Answer

First:

  • Choose an encoding. UTF-8 is generally a good choice; stick to an encoding which will definitely be valid on both sides. It would be rare to use something other than UTF-8 or UTF-16.

Transmitting end:

  • Encode the string to bytes (e.g. text.getBytes(encodingName))
  • Encode the bytes to base64 using the Base64 class
  • Transmit the base64

Receiving end:

  • Receive the base64
  • Decode the base64 to bytes using the Base64 class
  • Decode the bytes to a string (e.g. new String(bytes, encodingName))

So something like:

// Sending side
byte[] data = text.getBytes("UTF-8");
String base64 = Base64.encodeToString(data, Base64.DEFAULT);

// Receiving side
byte[] data = Base64.decode(base64, Base64.DEFAULT);
String text = new String(data, "UTF-8");

Or with StandardCharsets:

// Sending side
byte[] data = text.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
String base64 = Base64.encodeToString(data, Base64.DEFAULT);

// Receiving side
byte[] data = Base64.decode(base64, Base64.DEFAULT);
String text = new String(data, StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
2017/01/03
499
1/3/2017 6:37:38 PM

To anyone else who ended up here while searching for info on how to decode a string encoded with Base64.encodeBytes(), here was my solution:

// encode
String ps = "techPass";
String tmp = Base64.encodeBytes(ps.getBytes());

// decode
String ps2 = "dGVjaFBhC3M=";
byte[] tmp2 = Base64.decode(ps2); 
String val2 = new String(tmp2, "UTF-8"); 

Also, I'm supporting older versions of Android so I'm using Robert Harder's Base64 library from http://iharder.net/base64

2013/10/30

For Kotlin mb better to use this:

fun String.decode(): String {
    return Base64.decode(this, Base64.DEFAULT).toString(charset("UTF-8"))
}

fun String.encode(): String {
    return Base64.encodeToString(this.toByteArray(charset("UTF-8")), Base64.DEFAULT)
}

Example:

Log.d("LOGIN", "TEST")
Log.d("LOGIN", "TEST".encode())
Log.d("LOGIN", "TEST".encode().decode())
2018/03/23

If you are using Kotlin than use like this

For Encode

val password = "Here Your String"
val data = password.toByteArray(charset("UTF-8"))
val base64 = Base64.encodeToString(data, Base64.DEFAULT)

For Decode

val datasd = Base64.decode(base64, Base64.DEFAULT)
val text = String(datasd, charset("UTF-8"))
2017/11/27

something like

String source = "password"; 
byte[] byteArray;
try {
    byteArray = source.getBytes("UTF-16");
    System.out.println(new String(Base64.decode(Base64.encode(byteArray,
           Base64.DEFAULT), Base64.DEFAULT)));
} catch (UnsupportedEncodingException e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block
    e.printStackTrace();
}
2014/03/04

To encrypt:

byte[] encrpt= text.getBytes("UTF-8");
String base64 = Base64.encodeToString(encrpt, Base64.DEFAULT);

To decrypt:

byte[] decrypt= Base64.decode(base64, Base64.DEFAULT);
String text = new String(decrypt, "UTF-8");
2018/03/06

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