key -> Bytes containing the encryption key. 8 bytes for DES, 16 or 24 bytes for Triple DES mode -> Optional argument for encryption type, can be either pyDes.ECB (Electronic Code Book) or pyDes.CBC (Cypher Block Chaining) IV -> Optional Initial Value bytes, must be supplied if using CBC mode. Length must be 8 bytes. pad -> Optional argument, set the pad character (PAD_NORMAL) to use during all encrypt/decrpt operations done with this instance. padmode -> Optional argument, set the padding mode (PAD_NORMAL or PAD_PKCS5) to use during all encrypt/decrpt operations done with this instance.
I recommend to use PAD_PKCS5 padding, as then you never need to worry about any padding issues, as the padding can be removed unambiguously upon decrypting data that was encrypted using PAD_PKCS5 padmode.
Common methods -------------- encrypt(data, [pad], [padmode]) decrypt(data, [pad], [padmode])
data -> Bytes to be encrypted/decrypted pad -> Optional argument. Only when using padmode of PAD_NORMAL. For encryption, adds this characters to the end of the data block when data is not a multiple of 8 bytes. For decryption, will remove the trailing characters that match this pad character from the last 8 bytes of the unencrypted data block. padmode -> Optional argument, set the padding mode, must be one of PAD_NORMAL or PAD_PKCS5). Defaults to PAD_NORMAL
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Example ------- from pyDes import *
# For Python3, you‘ll need to use bytes, i.e.: # data = b"Please encrypt my data" # k = des(b"DESCRYPT", CBC, b"\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", pad=None, padmode=PAD_PKCS5)
data = "Please encrypt my data" k = des("DESCRYPT", CBC, "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0", pad=None, padmode=PAD_PKCS5) d = k.encrypt(data) print "Encrypted: %r" % d print "Decrypted: %r" % k.decrypt(d) assert k.decrypt(d, padmode=PAD_PKCS5) == dat