In this shot, we are going to discuss how to encode and decode text data in Python.
While sending data from your network to resources that are placed outside of your network, you might worry that the data is visible to outsiders during the transfer. One of the solutions is to encode your data before sending it to any resource that is outside your network. To encode your data means to make it so that even if someone can view your data, they will not be able to understand it. Let’s define encoding and decoding:
We will be using a Python package called
base64 to perform encoding-decoding of text. Take a look at the code below:
import base64 data = b'data to be encoded' encoded_data = base64.b64encode(data) print(encoded_data) decoded_data = base64.b64decode(encoded_data) print(decoded_data)
b64encode()function to encode the data.
b64decode()function to decode the
We can easily transform the original data to ciphertext and decode it on the receiver’s end with the above method.
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