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Hi,

I want to convert RSA encrypted message to Base64 format inorder to send encrypted message via TCP/IP socket as a character buffer.

How to do the Base64 encoding in C program ??? Shed some bright light :-)

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## Solution 1

Have a little patience! You only posted this eight minutes ago, and you repost it with less information already?
Tarun.K.S 20-Apr-11 8:23am

This could have been written as a comment.
OriginalGriff 20-Apr-11 8:29am

Yes, but posting it as a reply removes it from the unanswered list without deleting it.

## Solution 2

`Base64` encoding is very simple, you should complete the encoding routine in half a hour, after reading some documentation. As starting point see Base64 at Wikipedia[^].

## Solution 3

This is what you want (in C++):

C#
```static const std::string base64_chars =  "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
"abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"
"0123456789+/";

std::string base64_encode(unsigned char const* bytes_to_encode, unsigned int in_len)
{
std::string ret;
int i = 0;
int j = 0;
unsigned char char_array_3[3];
unsigned char char_array_4[4];

while (in_len--) {
char_array_3[i++] = *(bytes_to_encode++);
if (i == 3) {
char_array_4[0] = (char_array_3[0] & 0xfc) >> 2;
char_array_4[1] = ((char_array_3[0] & 0x03) << 4) + ((char_array_3[1] & 0xf0) >> 4);
char_array_4[2] = ((char_array_3[1] & 0x0f) << 2) + ((char_array_3[2] & 0xc0) >> 6);
char_array_4[3] = char_array_3[2] & 0x3f;

for(i = 0; (i <4) ; i++) ret += base64_chars[char_array_4[i]];
i = 0;
}
}

if (i) {
for(j = i; j < 3; j++) char_array_3[j] = '\0';

char_array_4[0] = (char_array_3[0] & 0xfc) >> 2;
char_array_4[1] = ((char_array_3[0] & 0x03) << 4) + ((char_array_3[1] & 0xf0) >> 4);
char_array_4[2] = ((char_array_3[1] & 0x0f) << 2) + ((char_array_3[2] & 0xc0) >> 6);
char_array_4[3] = char_array_3[2] & 0x3f;

for (j = 0; (j < i + 1); j++) ret += base64_chars[char_array_4[j]];

while((i++ < 3)) ret += '=';
}

return ret;
}```

Hope it helps
rprtech 21-Apr-11 4:14am

Hi Thanks for your reply. But I am having one small doubt on program.
where is that base64_chars[] array is defined??? The program gives compilation error here.
Is it any predefined fn in c++. Bcoz I am converting to C program.

Pls explain.