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Remove base64 encoding of store secrets #33

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yousefamar commented Jul 27, 2017

It turns out that the mystery incompatibility in handling macaroons between Node.js and OCaml from #30, was that the macaroons.js can accept secrets as either utf-8 strings or Buffers, with Buffers being more efficient. The arbiter was minting macaroons with Buffers, which results in distinct signatures than with strings, even if it's the same bytes as the lib's code shows.

Since ocaml-macaroons deals with strings, the past changes switched to string secrets. This inadvertently broke store-json. @Toshbrown remedied this by moving that also to strings in me-box-archive/store-json#6. And since we're modifying that, we took the opportunity to close #32 too. With that change, all is well in the world, and the new ocaml store also doesn't need to base64 decode anything.

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@Toshbrown Toshbrown merged commit da67a25 into me-box:master Jul 27, 2017

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