pkcs7-padding

A tiny package that handles PKCS #7 padding for both strings and byte arrays

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pkcs7-padding
A tiny package that handles PKCS #7 padding for both strings and byte arrays.
See RFC 5652, section 6.3 for more details.
ES5 No dependencies Tested

Basic usage

var pkcs7 = require('pkcs7-padding');

// padding
var data = new Uint8Array(14);
var padded = pkcs7.pad(data);

// unpadding
var raw = pkcs7.unpad(padded);

Note that unpad() throws an error when the padded data is incorrect :
try {
  var raw = pkcs7.unpad(data);
  // use raw data
} catch (e) {
  console.error('this is not a valid PKCS #7 padded buffer');
}

It works with strings as well :
var pkcs7 = require('pkcs7-padding');

var padded = pkcs7.pad('this is a text');
var raw = pkcs7.unpad(padded);

Custom block size

You have the ability to change the block size of the padded data.
The default block size is set to 16 bytes.
The maximum block size is 255 bytes.
var pkcs7 = require('pkcs7-padding');

var data = new Uint8Array(14);
var padded = pkcs7.pad('this is a text', 32); // pad data on 32 bytes block size.

console.log(padded.byteLength); // 32

var raw = pkcs7.unpad(padded); // you can unpad any block size

console.log(raw.byteLength); // 14