Module: ActiveSupport::Base64

Defined in:
lib/active_support/base64.rb

Overview

Base64 provides utility methods for encoding and de-coding binary data using a base 64 representation. A base 64 representation of binary data consists entirely of printable US-ASCII characters. The Base64 module is included in Ruby 1.8, but has been removed in Ruby 1.9.

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.decode64(data) ⇒ Object

Decodes a base 64 encoded string to its original representation.

ActiveSupport::Base64.decode64("T3JpZ2luYWwgdW5lbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==") 
# => "Original unencoded string"

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# File 'lib/active_support/base64.rb', line 28

def self.decode64(data)
  data.unpack("m").first
end

.encode64(data) ⇒ Object

Encodes a string to its base 64 representation. Each 60 characters of output is separated by a newline character.

ActiveSupport::Base64.encode64("Original unencoded string") 
# => "T3JpZ2luYWwgdW5lbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==\n"

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# File 'lib/active_support/base64.rb', line 20

def self.encode64(data)
  [data].pack("m")
end