This document gives brief idea on the encryption method



1)The Method used for Encryption is – ENCRYPT_STRING2STRING.

2)The Method used for Decryption is – DECRYPT_STRING2STRING.

  A) Below screen shows the view of  the methods in class-CL_HARD_WIRED_ENCRYPTOR.


      a)  It uses base64 encoding.

      b) And to make it more secured it uses a special ‘xoring’ algorithm for encryption and decryption.

       c) This algorithm will be explained in this document later.


  Let us first study how, the encryption process takes place using


1) Let us consider and example to study how this method works.

    a)User inputs a string which is importing parameter of this method

       in a program.

   Consider an example: ‘TEST’ as the input string.

importing the string.PNG

2) To encrypt a string in this method we have 2 more methods to


    a) encrypt_string2bytes(pass input string here).

    b) base64_encode(get encrypted result here).

   Initially the string = ’TEST’ is encrypted to byte format using


encrypt_string to_string1.PNG

  3)To encrypt string to byte format, the string has to be first converted

     to byte and then the byte data will be encrypted using the

     hard-wired encryption technique.


4)To convert the string to bytes data method GET_BYTES is used.

    The string ‘TEST’ is converted to bytes format as result = ‘74657374’.


5)Then the byte data ‘74657374’ is encrypted using the hard-wired encryption

   technique in method ENCRYPT_BYTES2BYTES.


   a) Algorithm study:

algorithm code.PNG

1) First the length of that bytes input is calculated.

length calculation.PNG

  a) Here 2 digits of  input are considered as 1 in length

       (Because it is xstring value).

     Example: the_byte_array(xstring input) = ‘74657374’.

                                    leng(Length)         = ‘4’.

2) And the next step will be about creating a dynamic length for the field

  symbol variable <copy_dat>.

   dynamic length.PNG 

    a) Here we are incrementing the variable(result_len) length by 1.

     b) And we are assigning  dynamic length to <copy_dat>  variable.

    c) Now the length of <copy_dat> is xtring 5 i.e its initial value is ‘0000000000’.

    d) We are incrementing the length of variable <copy_dat> by 1 from the

        original length of the input xstring from  ‘4’ to ‘5’ because, we will be

        attaching ‘2’ digits to our ‘xored’ data which will be explained later.

3) The next step is ‘xoring’ the xstring data (the_byte_array) and storing the

    result in reverse order in variable <copy_dat>.

algorithm loop.PNG

  Here the ‘do’ will loop for 4 times( leng = ‘4’).

Loop 1

a) offs(offset) variable initially will be ‘0’.

     offs =  1 (sy-index) – 1 = 0.

b) result_len =  5(result_len) – 1 = 4.             

c) <copy_dat>+4(1)  = the_byte_array+0(1)   bit-xor    74(xor_val).

     <copy_dat>+4(1) = 74 bit-xor 74.

     <copy_dat>+4(1) = ’00’.

    <copy_dat>          = ‘0000000000’.

loop 2:

a) offs =  2 – 1 = 1.

b) result_len =  4 – 1 = 3.             

c) <copy_dat>+3(1) = the_byte_array+1(1)   bit-xor    74(xor_val).

    <copy_dat>+3(1) = 65 bit-xor 74.

    <copy_dat>+3(1) = ’11’.

    <copy_dat>         = ‘0000001100’.

loop 3:

a) offs =  3 – 1 = 2.

b) result_len =  3 – 1 = 2.             

c) <copy_dat>+2(1) = the_byte_array+2(1)   bit-xor    74(xor_val).

    <copy_dat>+2(1) = 73 bit-xor 74.

    <copy_dat>+2(1) = ’07’.

    <copy_dat>         = ‘0000071100’.

loop 4:

a) offs =  4 – 1 = 3.

b) result_len =  2 – 1 = 1.             

c) <copy_dat>+1(1) = the_byte_array+3(1)   bit-xor    74(xor_val).

    <copy_dat>+1(1) = 74 bit-xor 74.

    <copy_dat>+1(1) = ’00’.

    <copy_dat>         = ‘0000071100’.

4) In the final step we will flag resultant data with ’01′(enc_flag).

algorithm result.PNG

   a) After completion of previous step the value in <copy_dat> will be


    b) Now we attach enc_flag to <copy_dat>(1).

    c) Final result will be ‘0100071100’.

6) After bytes encryption of string the bytes data STRING_AS_BYTES = ‘0100071100’

    is then exported to BASE64_ENCODE method as shown below.


    a) Here Function Module: ‘SSFC_BASE64_ENCODE’ is used to

                                           encode the byte data.

    b) The byte data ‘0100071100’ will be encoded to value ‘AQAHEQA=’.

    c) This will end the encryption process of input string ‘test’ to achieve

        resultant encrypted string ‘AQAHEQA=’ .


bas64 function module.PNG

7) Now the result will be received through parameter ‘result’ in our program.

final result.PNG

Conclusion: After reading this document we know how the encryption algorithm works

                  in Class-CL_HARD_WIRED_ENCRYPTOR.

Important Note:1) As we have seen in above document the encryption process

                            involves key value ‘xor_val’ which has a static value ’74’ .

                            This makes the encryption process vulnerable to attacks.

                         2)But this can be overcome by further encryption of the resultant

                            string or by customizing the algorithm and passing the ‘xor_val’

                            dynamically,which can be achieved quite easily.



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  1. Manish Kumar

    It offers a bad way of encrypting as the key is fixed.

      It also uses base64 algorithm for encryption and decryption.

    Base64 is just encoding, not encryption.

    1. vidyasagar panchaxarimath Post author

      Hi Manish Kumar,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Yes I will be changing that sentence to ‘encoding’ from ‘encryption’.

      And I will be mentioning its cons in my document in the conclusion section.

      1. Manish Kumar

        Decryption Algorithm will be explained in my next document.

        I don’t think a new document is needed as the logic for decryption is same as encryption when using XOR cipher

        Fun fact taken from Wikipedia. XORing encrypted and unencrypted string will give you the encryption key.

  2. Sandra Rossi

    Beautiful presentation, but still wrong term “encrypt” is used throughout the whole document and in the title (instead of “encoding”)


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