Encryption algorithm for web applications
I have been using the Symmetric (Rijndael) Key Algorithm ( http://www.obviex.com/samples/Encryption.aspx ) for a while to encrypt the ID. Then I url encodes the encrypted version of the ID and passes it in the query string. When I extract the ID from the query string, I decode it first and I decode it.
There was a problem recently. If the encrypted identifier has both "spaces" and "+" (for example, "abc ef + g"), the URL encoding changes all "spaces" to "+". This is a problem, when I ID-decode the id, "I know" + "was" + "and" + "was" space ".
If there is an option so that I can select the alphabet-only output character set (i.e. only AZ is used in the encrypted id)? Or if there is another 2 cipher algorithm that has the ability for me to choose the output character set?
Or I guess my last option is to manually replace the "+" in the encrypted id with something like "_SPACE _"
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