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Created Mar 10, 2019
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Decrypts pgadmin4 encrypted strings
import base64
import hashlib
from Crypto import Random
from Crypto.Cipher import AES
padding_string = b'}'
def pad(key):
"""Add padding to the key."""
global padding_string
str_len = len(key)
# Key must be maximum 32 bytes long, so take first 32 bytes
if str_len > 32:
return key[:32]
# If key size id 16, 24 or 32 bytes then padding not require
if str_len == 16 or str_len == 24 or str_len == 32:
return key
# Convert bytes to string (python3)
if not hasattr(str, 'decode'):
padding_string = padding_string.decode()
# Add padding to make key 32 bytes long
return key + ((32 - str_len % 32) * padding_string)
def decrypt(ciphertext, key):
Decrypt the AES encrypted string.
ciphertext -- Encrypted string with AES method.
key -- key to decrypt the encrypted string.
global padding_string
ciphertext = base64.b64decode(ciphertext)
iv = ciphertext[:AES.block_size]
cipher =, AES.MODE_CFB, iv)
decrypted = cipher.decrypt(ciphertext[AES.block_size:])
return decrypted
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