Need Python script to decode or encode in base64
Any one know the script to decode or encode in base64 because in FileZilla FTP client using the base64 encryption to encrypt passwords i need to decode those passwords for our record. Normally i am using mobile phone for travel so i need the python script for the same.
Note: I need prompt for input the encoded value & decoded value.
dgelessus last edited by
base64module in the standard library. It can encode and decode base64, base32 and base16 ("hex").
FYI, encoding is not the same as encryption. Encoding means converting data to a different format that can be converted back to the original format. For example, converting audio files to MP3, saving an image as PNG, writing a plain text file as UTF-8 or encoding data in base64 are all encoding, not encryption. In all cases you are able to (and want to) get back the original data.
Encryption means converting data in a way that normal people cannot easily find out the original data, but the intended recipient can. For example HTTPS (which uses SSL/TLS) is encryption - by looking at the data that is sent between client and server, you cannot see what they are talking about, but if you access a website over HTTPS your browser can display the result.
filippocld last edited by filippocld
import base64 encsting = raw_input('Encoded Value:') decstring = base64.b64decode(encsting) print decstring
@filippocld Thank you.
@filippocld Hi, I have to do some modification, raw_input (From clipboard) without return a value & the output pasted to clipboard automatically. Please help me.
encsting = raw_input ('Encoded Value:' "from clipboard")
decstring = base64.b64decode (encsting)
print 'Decoded Value:',decstring "to clipboard
filippocld last edited by
import base64 import clipboard encsting = clipboard.get() decstring = base64.b64decode(encsting) clipboard.set(decstring)
@filippocld Thank you very much.
@filippocld I need some clarification in the below script.
from __future__ import absolute_import from __future__ import print_function import base64 import clipboard decoded = clipboard.get() encoded =base64.b64encode (decoded) clipboard.set(encoded) print("Encoded Value:" ,encoded, end=' ')
When i run the script in Python 2.7 i am getting output but in python 3.5 i am getting error. Please help me.
JonB last edited by JonB
you did not say what error you get, but i can guess it relates to unicode vs bytes.
base64.encode takes a bytes object, you are giving it a string.
try replaceing decoded with decoded.encode('ascii') before passing into base64.b64encode