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From Andrey Ilinykh <>
Subject Re: problem encrypting keys and data
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2012 21:57:02 GMT
Honestly, I don't understand what encoding you are talking about. Just
write/read data as a byte array. You will read back exactly you write.

Thank you,

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Brian Tarbox <>wrote:

> We have a requirement to store our data encrypted.
> Our encryption system turns our various strings into byte arrays.  So far
> so good.
> The problem is that the bytes in our byte arrays are sometimes
> negative...but when we look at them in the cassandra-cli (or try
> to programatically retrieve them) the bytes are all positive so we of
> course don't find the expected data.
> We have tried Byte encoding and UTF8 encoding without luck.  In looking at
> the Byte validator in particular I see nothing that ought to care about the
> sign of the bytes, but perhaps I'm missing something.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
> Brian Tarbox

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