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From Jonathan Vanasco <>
Subject Re: How to store keys generated from Crypt::RSA module??
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:26:48 GMT

On Jan 6, 2008, at 12:37 PM, Kurt Hansen wrote:

>>  I'm using Crypt::RSA module for generating public & private keys.  
>> Now the
>> problem is that when I'm storing the keys in the database, and again
>> bringing them to do the signature or verification the Crypt::RSA  
>> module is
>> unable to understand the key format. I'm storing the keys in the  
>> Varchar
>> field of the MySQL.
>> Could any body tell me when storing the keys in the databases what  
>> would be
>> the type of the field or how to work with the keys??
> Try the "blob" type. I think varchar is too short to store the  
> private key in a format Crypt:RSA expects. We store the keys in  
> files, but store the encrypted data in "blob" records.

i save as TEXT in postgres

you need to make sure that you're reading/writing them correctly.   
some modules use base16, base32, base64 ; its a PITA realizing that  
your issues are entirely with base representation.

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