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SHA 256(Base 64) Encryption from AIX command

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#1 kruyoupatel


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 10:01 AM

Hello Guys,
I was trying to have an SHA256 encryption which further be encrypted into base 64 using AIX unix command shasum -a 256.
What I found in this is my output is different than a website: http://www.online-convert.com
Actually conversion from website is exactly matching my requirements but same when I am trying to achieve using AIX Unix commands unable to get matching result.
Can anyone help to resolve this.

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:05 AM

I have never used AIX, but on ElementaryOS (a GNU/Linux distro) the same program "shasum" installed (though I prefer using sha256sum). The command "shasum -a 256" uses the SHA-2 hashing algorythm to create an SHA-256 checksum. If you wish to create a base64 output of that you'll need to use another program. On ElementaryOS there is a program called "base64" pre-installed, perhaps it's on AIX too? Type "base64 --help" to see if it's installed. If not, you'll need to find a program that supports base64 encoding/decoding.

I gave Online-convert.com a try, but it's base64 feature doesn't seem to be working properly, because it does not decode to the expected result.

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