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What would you like to do? Multipass SSO example.
import org.json.JSONObject;
import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import javax.crypto.Cipher;
import javax.crypto.Mac;
import javax.crypto.spec.IvParameterSpec;
import javax.crypto.spec.SecretKeySpec;
public class SSO
private static String SITE_KEY = "mysite"; // this has to be all lower cases
private static String API_KEY = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
// you'll find the multipass key in your admin
public static void main(String[] args)
try {
System.out.println("== Generating ==");
System.out.println(" Create the encryption key using a 16
byte SHA1 digest of your api key and subdomain");
String salted = API_KEY + SITE_KEY;
MessageDigest md = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA1");
byte[] digest = md.digest();
SecretKeySpec key = new
SecretKeySpec(Arrays.copyOfRange(digest, 0, 16), "AES");
System.out.println(" Generate a random 16 byte IV");
byte[] iv = new byte[16];
SecureRandom random = new SecureRandom();
IvParameterSpec ivSpec = new IvParameterSpec(iv);
System.out.println(" Build json data");
JSONObject userData = new JSONObject();
userData.put("uid", "19238333");
DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mmZ");
userData.put("expires", df.format(new Date(new Date().getTime()
+ 300000)));
userData.put("customer_email", "");
userData.put("customer_name", "John");
System.out.println(" Data: " + userData.toString());
String data = userData.toString();
System.out.println(" Encrypt data using AES128-cbc");
Cipher aes = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding");
aes.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, key, ivSpec);
byte[] encrypted = aes.doFinal(data.getBytes("utf-8"));
System.out.println(" Prepend the IV to the encrypted data");
byte[] combined = new byte[iv.length + encrypted.length];
System.arraycopy(iv, 0, combined, 0, iv.length);
System.arraycopy(encrypted, 0, combined, iv.length, encrypted.length);
System.out.println(" Base64 encode the encrypted data");
byte[] multipass = Base64.encodeBase64(combined);
System.out.println(" Build an HMAC-SHA1 signature using the
encoded string and your api key");
SecretKeySpec apiKey = new
SecretKeySpec(API_KEY.getBytes("utf-8"), "HmacSHA1");
Mac hmac = Mac.getInstance("HmacSHA1");
byte[] rawHmac = hmac.doFinal(multipass);
byte[] signature = Base64.encodeBase64(rawHmac);
System.out.println(" Finally, URL encode the multipass and
String multipassString = URLEncoder.encode(new String(multipass));
String signatureString = URLEncoder.encode(new String(signature));
System.out.println("== Finished ==");
System.out.println("URL: https://" + SITE_KEY +
"" +
multipassString + "&signature=" + signatureString);
} catch (Exception e) {

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@brookslyrette brookslyrette commented Jan 26, 2015

Is this correct? According to you also have to:

  • Convert to a URL safe string by performing the following
  • Remove any newlines
  • Remove trailing equal (=) characters
  • Change any plus (+) characters to dashes (-)
  • Change any slashes (/) characters to underscores (_)

I do not think those are covered by URLEncoder.encode


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@csoma csoma commented Feb 14, 2015

I tested it and works.

Here is my Scala version:


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@ShekharReddy4 ShekharReddy4 commented Aug 2, 2016

can u also provide an example for implementation of this.. decoding that multipass token and logging the user

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