Mr.D Mr.D - 5 days ago 5
Javascript Question

Node JS, How to properly store Base64 String in JSON string?

I have to generate JSON with some attributes and one of them is base64 String:

var file = fs.readFileSync('myfile');
var request = { password: '123456', key: file.toString('base64')};
console.log(JSON.stringify(request));


It outputs to me that kind of JSON:

{"password":"123456","key":"MIIIhQIBAzCCCD8GCSqGSIb3DQEHAaCCCDAEgggsMIAwgAYJKoZIhvcNA
QcBoIAEggEOMIIBCjCCAQYGCyqGSIb3DQEMCgECoG4wbDAoBgoqhkiG9w0BDAEDMBoEFOWB9Rf4cT/NBObHUQW6sCOtB2AbAgIEAARAfTkFJwD66tZ2p30iXGLNtyH41D4RlWSof/MJ3w91rU22sQmCZkRR7UzgOlaoFWggWB2a2FHYOMpNjRbm+d
9+hjGBhjAjBgkqhkiG9w0BCRUxFgQU5W/loImfeHgVra9dJW2noKcMLBMwXwYJKoZIhvcNAQkUMVIeUABlADUANgBmAGUANQBhADAAOAA5ADkAZgA3ADgANwA4ADEANQBhAGQAYQBmADUAZAAyADUANgBkAGEANwBhADAAYQA3ADAAYwAyAGMAMQA
zAAAAADCABgkqhkiG9w0BBwaggDCAAgEAMIAGCSqGSIb3DQEHATAoBgoqhkiG9w0BDAEGMBoEFPOj+9YztiaevvtCfZthUx6+uv27AgIEAKCABIIGqHs+siCvaxABhn/GgVGEfZ/SYJN/wBszCjJDpyiv1dO1c3Ty3yPzxzqCwpvYvZcXLpzc6Xa6
v90tmrml63zIOwPyDSKqZ0nSC8fL+jqMRXArUYlDoP+TK39OknfPEhhjLmJOqY2jboRvsDXaOggu0g7VOhx4vG6e/nj8LjFgEQEzoqF5wxg/RTx5yNvnK3oUPocbKUjSgJ1qj26vJUk3vXNTGjks9ltswRZA5up+b+3bzx5Cy/gCU/U96bw3u+8Ei
p0NdtEsXzx5SmD70E85HPyPg7NAk7qrliy16MdJHKzN9gSDl6UDtLKNFPXvDPAjAkSPwKt1qp0SEn+aZ+BADIk2TYZDTRFxGD6ym9+mwBzSsBoJ5kojmyF3F2CJCQzjyEs2moCCV32sgHJ59k3C1DOGD4b2TNxRKm4U0hjpdXqjv2orPDpkvniejJ
"}


I have just skipped last parts of my base64 string in this question.

It generated to me JSON string and it is not valid, because base64 string has some double backslashes in it's structure.

How to properly generate JSON string with base64 attribute?

My Generated base64 looks like this:

MIIIhQIBAzCCCD8GCSqGSIb3DQEHAaCCCDAEgggsMIAwgAYJKoZIhvcNA
QcBoIAEggEOMIIBCjCCAQYGCyqGSIb3DQEMCgECoG4wbDAoBgoqhkiG9w0BDAEDMBoEFOWB9Rf4cT/NBObHUQW6sCOtB2AbAgIEAARAfTkFJwD66tZ2p30iXGLNtyH41D4RlWSof/MJ3w91rU22sQmCZkRR7UzgOlaoFWggWB2a2FHYOMpNjRbm+d
9+hjGBhjAjBgkqhkiG9w0BCRUxFgQU5W/loImfeHgVra9dJW2noKcMLBMwXwYJKoZIhvcNAQkUMVIeUABlADUANgBmAGUANQBhADAAOAA5ADkAZgA3ADgANwA4ADEANQBhAGQAYQBmADUAZAAyADUANgBkAGEANwBhADAAYQA3ADAAYwAyAGMAMQA
zAAAAADCABgkqhkiG9w0BBwaggDCAAgEAMIAGCSqGSIb3DQEHATAoBgoqhkiG9w0BDAEGMBoEFPOj+9YztiaevvtCfZthUx6+uv27AgIEAKCABIIGqHs+siCvaxABhn/GgVGEfZ/SYJN/wBszCjJDpyiv1dO1c3Ty3yPzxzqCwpvYvZcXLpzc6Xa6
v90tmrml63zIOwPyDSKqZ0nSC8fL+jqMRXArUYlDoP+TK39OknfPEhhjLmJOqY2jboRvsDXaOggu0g7VOhx4vG6e/nj8LjFgEQEzoqF5wxg/RTx5yNvnK3oUPocbKUjSgJ1qj26vJUk3vXNTGjks9ltswRZA5up+b+3bzx5Cy/gCU/U96bw3u+8Ei
p0NdtEsXzx5SmD70E85HPyPg7NAk7qrliy16MdJHKzN9gSDl6UDtLKNFPXvDPAjAkSPwKt1qp0SEn+aZ+BADIk2TYZDTRFxGD6ym9+mwBzSsBoJ5kojmyF3F2CJCQzjyEs2moCCV32sgHJ59k3C1DOGD4b2TNxRKm4U0hjpdXqjv2orPDpkvniejJ
0T7JwYXvQ7MG1+OpjJnk4/B++NuVZbkaPEEjTtN3UbXYlhNPEOmPjqBA4m83BwWv5OwBdsiMynqEkMWKo3QQZ3xxfM0ldMr5q+Nq92EHBgq8lymPTHZphURR14HZnwsnzmWTbSIaAzwB/Ywne1Q4ZjPQEsIfrvfkoL7ntzrnsqpbMxEYCUDDuXXc+
MGkhmcVhguSX5ZzSy1dRVdgqYN4yk34pSYneJ3WPZ1CCT7YTmVt2KZrOKBLPwQM1YVTfyOG/WtwyUhCzaRUajxYNXmNKDvKiP5kO0APxOIFP7GcdnRTjY7PaqBCBWRk1cSr9UbXJEpBTdZUKBkZPvInaIPET9bkmpLxKFaegHvsxyKIT10tvh5afX
ZPkIn+qbHpSxnphjdf+IviIKaq7j2Aw94lU3WZfX+DQF04vdpyC+iQbdI0fsZiiVmmLnIVryDbRKeFsx4sE8M+qJ5ILLrMLrG4TQvA6N+6lH0RekmsVdfvQHLwezNv8Mo4Oxaa4nqIJ/fHMDvF8Ppre2mrgblKrYR20RfQKrFzX0uxUj/UZblwiTS
WjS/YlLqCYz+CWjvvFcwQLZNaly42EqrIt1XcLGncM5WytRH/+XrO4ckib/ksDtkO31ZvvzsxWm/xGceQSOhUzpV7p98lN4DXI8lyyY/ijzmhcRH9fc6j//ifWJn8RUI/J+wXRUuBvG0qYVF/0Cg7WNIHkbo6+pKvhKThwiGycCsRI/+oMvopamBg
fHZ9nvY0/IgPK4X5WipZB+xqrKI7OlbHWxjO/kvnTPIWIxVE7WJ5ddEh7+c6snzzaPQT1eGOIckMqSSd52bAMskqnjlDmnjtwJG8Hx8VxaEcSgXnfD9Ro81CGNbWRGVseaLal5jzJbpQxQ5QGLTTfwVJ0QX3iXGZ6YTRHeFHYf4j6W2owMJt4+BPN
dYWh8qINQD04cOq68+zaGyQ5kAsCFIAIbAdUk/pIgLQFQ9/FDmceD+b82hxCYG6O2cx9ppCxbxChbiQmxUi0jW8dUakWrXkEjcz/Aytvon/STMuzkh6SLGVW0hr4NbA0rPFwAl/d9Fi/NsVOlqq4D3FZ4q76rgRGQkEcmMESSF051DdDFO+cYAaA2
MwkIr7dKccvdXyLbKkL/0u23lgWECRXg4c4EfqZMticDtP7letIc7yeNgAEglbLvvRqPoRtAiCZg7yzGUGnjT9qZRnujmZrGKDKXDYry8oBqRKUJEOikHmGmEEw9Hs9hyFos7AzBP6t/93PI/kUaPdRhZe9Fwi9AwnrIfB8jxAfNPEy2nLVZ6WEQm
tHJD8LAGVsiUtlQA30C/YAoX284RlsfHTG9Cw2S0u3lSYNJNYU/zIa//Zu3O3bp+XwHUec7al9QcofiRToZwC/YA9mZEGDOqjP8gh4Q0WFONTRTSD6LIZem8x8Y+fEWcPDu4ZzkExZy8zC9KYletJglM/ZDcbQd8vhiytpTODuFYSXJIsLmk5wYkT
0Gdb3QiRD6tdZ+GOcHT0oaSHEkWGLa7hfSIdaS5j4G+VAPy+29CLCphX9ZdRyuae4C2dVjoHcu2sFhhCQh7V64mYpwp2AgIlrx5T5+GKmjnsi8MhXnMUY8C/tAYY0JQwsEsArE04FOqJerWvhM/cB7CvdQN6NyG0XiV4mT6LDn1Vz1u8nuXB+xKvT
nVNl7MfJtxLuEe6IC0jttX2QwbtlSHTYKHA1+4lKe9SKbtWV1VIhgA+P/xXrk8h4E10RyRi3eSdgtMaM1RAYaUADQmA1Dh5OlTtPc1JOGnMHsaBRDKYggiMBENJp6JyoU9RgS6tkhFZP0BZkCLf7t0janQSOP5gTDT2wAhgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADA9
MCEwCQYFKw4DAhoFAAQUwl/G8qYgHK0C2n1jqLTQjEjqkvkEFLPjN/qfoSjcIzyT35GhE0SgivRyAgIEAA==


And here what validator says:

json

Answer

Your approach is good, Base64 strings cannot have backslashes in them, and the rest will be escaped.

Base64 index Table :

0   A   16  Q   32  g   48  w
1   B   17  R   33  h   49  x
2   C   18  S   34  i   50  y
3   D   19  T   35  j   51  z
4   E   20  U   36  k   52  0
5   F   21  V   37  l   53  1
6   G   22  W   38  m   54  2
7   H   23  X   39  n   55  3
8   I   24  Y   40  o   56  4
9   J   25  Z   41  p   57  5
10  K   26  a   42  q   58  6
11  L   27  b   43  r   59  7
12  M   28  c   44  s   60  8
13  N   29  d   45  t   61  9
14  O   30  e   46  u   62  +
15  P   31  f   47  v   63  /

and with the given string, it works perfectly :

a={"password":"123456",key:"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"}

Looking at your screencap, it looks like you have a newline in your String, could that be the case? I'm at a loss here : http://prnt.sc/ddyq6y

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