[Owasp-esapi-c++] Base32 encoding

Da Co daneluta at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 03:26:04 EDT 2004


All,
I believe Base32 encoding should be considered as one of OWASP
encodings together with Base64, and Hexa. Base32 offers the best
"cost"/"customer friendly format" ratio out of the three methods.
I found it to very helpful for License Keys (also suggessted by Jeff
Walton in one of his code project article, Thanks, Jeff!) and UI
tageted encrypted or checksum items.
I did some POC and I could not make crypto++ 5.6 base32 talked to
commonly provided Java Base32 APIs. It seems they use different RFC.
 I was able to make a C++ implementation based on RFC3548 compatible with Java.

Let me know if there is interest in this approach.

Regards,
daneluta


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