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Stronger Encryption and Decryption in Node.js
'use strict';
const crypto = require('crypto');
const ENCRYPTION_KEY = process.env.ENCRYPTION_KEY; // Must be 256 bytes (32 characters)
const IV_LENGTH = 16; // For AES, this is always 16
function encrypt(text) {
let iv = crypto.randomBytes(IV_LENGTH);
let cipher = crypto.createCipheriv('aes-256-cbc', new Buffer(ENCRYPTION_KEY), iv);
let encrypted = cipher.update(text);
encrypted = Buffer.concat([encrypted, cipher.final()]);
return iv.toString('hex') + ':' + encrypted.toString('hex');
}
function decrypt(text) {
let textParts = text.split(':');
let iv = new Buffer(textParts.shift(), 'hex');
let encryptedText = new Buffer(textParts.join(':'), 'hex');
let decipher = crypto.createDecipheriv('aes-256-cbc', new Buffer(ENCRYPTION_KEY), iv);
let decrypted = decipher.update(encryptedText);
decrypted = Buffer.concat([decrypted, decipher.final()]);
return decrypted.toString();
}
module.exports = { decrypt, encrypt };
@empitegayan

Must be 256 bytes (32 characters) how to generate this string ?

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