encrypted_strings provides dead-simple string encryption/decryption syntax.
Encrypting and decrypting data is not exactly the most straightforward and DRY way. encrypted_strings improves the syntax and reduces the complexity, adding straightforward support for encrypting values using SHA-1, Symmetric, and Asymmetric ciphers.
>> password = 'shhhh' => "shhhh" >> encrypted_password = password.encrypt => "66c85d26dadde7e1db27e15a0776c921e27143bd" >> encrypted_password.class => String >> encrypted_password.cipher => #<EncryptedStrings::ShaCipher:0x2b9238889460 @salt="salt"> >> encrypted_password == 'shhhh' => true >> encrypted_password.decrypt NotImplementedError: Decryption is not supported using a(n) EncryptedStrings::ShaCipher from ./script/../config/../config/../vendor/plugins/encrypted_strings/lib/encrypted_strings/cipher.rb:13:in `decrypt' from ./script/../config/../config/../vendor/plugins/encrypted_strings/lib/encrypted_strings/extensions/string.rb:52:in `decrypt' from (irb):40
When encrypt is called, it creates a cipher instance which is used for future encryption and decryption of the string. The default cipher uses SHA-1 encryption. For ciphers that do not support decryption, equality with other strings is tested by encrypting the other string and checking whether the resulting encrypted value is the same.
>> password = 'shhhh' => "shhhh" >> crypted_password = password.encrypt(:symmetric, :password => 'secret_key') => "qSg8vOo6QfU=\n" >> crypted_password.class => String >> crypted_password == 'shhhh' => true >> password = crypted_password.decrypt => "shhhh"
>> password = 'shhhh' => "shhhh" >> crypted_password = password.encrypt(:asymmetric, :public_key_file => './public.key', :private_key_file => './private.key') => "NEwVzcikYUKfS8HTc9L9eg/dMxBCLZ/nFr7J1aQYjkl3I2MPUD0lmjr/saC6\nTJEPwOl60Ki24H8TUwnGtZy14A==\n" >> crypted_password.class => String >> crypted_password == 'shhhh' => true >> password = crypted_password.decrypt => "shhhh"
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