Tag Archive: Base64Encoding

Nov 17

PowerShell Encoding & Decoding (Base64)

PowerShell provides an easy method for Base64 encoding and decoding. Encoding: $Text = ‘This is a secret and should be hidden’ $Bytes = [System.Text.Encoding]::Unicode.GetBytes($Text) $EncodedText =[Convert]::ToBase64String($Bytes) $EncodedText The result is this base64 encoded text: VABoAGkAcwAgAGkAcwAgAGEAIABzAGUAYwByAGUAdAAgAGEAbgBkACAAcwBoAG8AdQBsAGQAIABiAGUAIABoAGkAZABlAG4A Decoding: Decoding the base64 encoded blob using PowerShell is simple. $EncodedText = “VABoAGkAcwAgAGkAcwAgAGEAIABzAGUAYwByAGUAdAAgAGEAbgBkACAAcwBoAG8AdQBsAGQAIABiAGUAIABoAGkAZABlAG4A” $DecodedText = [System.Text.Encoding]::Unicode.GetString([System.Convert]::FromBase64String($EncodedText)) $DecodedText