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A scenario like API developed in Java and have to consume in C#. The problem is with encryption and decryption of payload. Algorithm AES-256 , the generated encrypted text in c# is not matching with Java. Kindly help. Thanks in Advance.

What I have tried:

public static void main(String args[]) 
        MyClass obj = new MyClass();

        String mdString = obj.generateAESEncryption("dfgfrhdfgfrhdfgfrhdfgfrhdfgfrhil", "1");

        System.out.println(" AES 256 Encrypted Key : " + mdString);

    public String generateAESEncryption(String sercretKey, String message) 

        String base64EncryptedString = "";

        MessageDigest md = null;
        try {

            md = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA-256");

            byte[] digestOfPassword = md.digest(sercretKey.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8));
            System.out.println(" Message Digest Byte[] String : " + digestOfPassword);

            byte[] keyBytes = Arrays.copyOf(digestOfPassword, 24);

            byte[] iv = Arrays.copyOf(digestOfPassword, 16);
            System.out.println(" keyBytes Byte[] String : " + digestOfPassword);
            System.out.println(" iv Byte[] String : " + digestOfPassword);

            SecretKey key = new SecretKeySpec(keyBytes, "AES");

            Cipher cipher = null;
            try {
                    cipher = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding");

                    IvParameterSpec ivParameterSpec = new IvParameterSpec(iv);

                        cipher.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, key, ivParameterSpec);
                    catch (InvalidAlgorithmParameterException | InvalidKeyException e) 

                    byte[] plainTextBytes = message.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
                    System.out.println(" plainTextBytes Byte[] String : " + digestOfPassword);

                    byte[] buf = new byte[0];
                        buf = cipher.doFinal(plainTextBytes);
                    catch (BadPaddingException e) 
                    catch (IllegalBlockSizeException e) 

                    //byte[] encryptedByteValue = new Base64().encode(buf);
                    byte[] encryptedByteValue = Base64.getEncoder().encode(buf);

                    //String encryptedValue = encryptedByteValue.toString();
                    base64EncryptedString = new String(encryptedByteValue, StandardCharsets.UTF_8);

                    //Logger.debug("AES : ", "EncryptedValue : " + base64EncryptedString);

                catch (NoSuchPaddingException e) 
        catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) 

        return base64EncryptedString;

C# Code : 

        private static string Encrypt_2(string PlainText, String key)
            HashAlgorithm Hasher = new SHA256CryptoServiceProvider();
            byte[] strBytes = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(key);
            byte[] passBytes = Hasher.ComputeHash(strBytes);

            RijndaelManaged aes = new RijndaelManaged();
            aes.BlockSize = 128;
            aes.KeySize = 256;

            // It is equal in java 
            /// Cipher _Cipher = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5PADDING");    
            aes.Mode = CipherMode.CBC;
            aes.Padding = PaddingMode.PKCS7;

            byte[] keyArr = Convert.FromBase64String(key);
            byte[] KeyArrBytes32Value = new byte[24];
            Array.Copy(passBytes, KeyArrBytes32Value, 16);

            // Initialization vector.   
            // It could be any value or generated using a random number generator.
            byte[] ivArr = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7, 7, 7, 7 };
            byte[] IVBytes16Value = new byte[16];
            Array.Copy(ivArr, IVBytes16Value, 16);

            aes.Key = KeyArrBytes32Value;
            aes.IV = IVBytes16Value;

            ICryptoTransform encrypto = aes.CreateEncryptor();

            byte[] plainTextByte = ASCIIEncoding.UTF8.GetBytes(PlainText);
            byte[] CipherText = encrypto.TransformFinalBlock(plainTextByte, 0, plainTextByte.Length);
            return Convert.ToBase64String(CipherText);

Updated 11-Sep-20 19:00pm
OriginalGriff 11-Sep-20 16:51pm
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BillWoodruff 12-Sep-20 3:21am
"generated encrypted text in c# is not matching with Java" why are you mixing C# and Java ?

1 solution

You need to ensure things like the IV and Padding (and obviously, cypher, cypher mode) are the same ...

In your case, for instance, in the java I dont know what IV is generated, and you're using PKCS5 padding .. in C#, you set an IV, and use PKCS7 padding

I don't have time to pull your code apart, so I'll supply you with 2 URL's where people 'say' (I havent tested) that they have it correct, maybe you'll be able to cross check or just use their code, with attribution of course)

Michael Remijan: AES Encryption between Java and C#[^]

(interestingly, that one uses PCKs5 padding in Java and PKCS7 padding in C#, but note the IV's are the same)

AES-128 (Compatability C# & Java) · GitHub[^]
BillWoodruff 12-Sep-20 3:19am

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