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javax.crypto.IllegalBlockSizeException: Input length must be multiple of 8

 
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Hi,
I'm using "DES/ECB/PKCS5Padding" getting the following error when decrypting my encrypted value.

javax.crypto.IllegalBlockSizeException: Input length must be multiple of 8 when decrypting with padded cipher

It fails on the line "byte[] ciphertext = cipher.doFinal( cleartext );". Any ideas what I'm missing ?




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After some testing I determined that if I go beyond 56 characters that I am encrypting then decrypting , that is where it fails ( on the decrypt ) . Does this have something to do with DES being 56bit ?
 
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I think I may have figured it out. When writing the encrypted value to a file if it's too long it is putting a line break/carriage return into the string and then when it tries to decrypt the line ( which is now stored as 2 lines ) it doesn't match and thus won't work.

Can I prevent the carriage return / line feeds ?
 
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The code you showed doesn't write or read anything, so there's no way of knowing! It sounds like it is an issue with your base64 encoder/decoder.
 
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Here is the code that is doing the writing to the file. Hopefully someone can notice something I have missed which would cause line breaks within the encrypted text.





 
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Jason Wylde wrote:Can I prevent the carriage return / line feeds ?


Don't use a Base64 decoder. The standard specs for it say that it wraps lines. Or, make sure you filter out the whitespace properly both in and out.

Also, the algorithms are defined on arrays of unsigned octets. This is not at all the same as a Java String.
 
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