[FX.php List] Encrypting/decrypting in PHP

Malcolm Fitzgerald malcolm at notyourhomework.net
Tue Sep 20 02:09:40 MDT 2011

The last time I did this I used a plugin but that was v5. 

If you do use PHP be sure to check the security status of the version of PHP that is being used.


On 20/09/2011, at 1:23 AM, Bob Patin wrote:

> I have a client for whom I wrote a conference registration web app; the registrants reserve hotel rooms as part of their registration, and my client has to store their credit card numbers in order to pass them on to the hotel.
> I told my client that we need to encrypt the card numbers if we're going to store them in the database; I use a plugin to encrypt card numbers for my own use, but was wondering if any of you have a method for encryption/decryption that is all PHP-based. 
> My first choice would be to encrypt in PHP, then write to FileMaker; then, using a plugin or whatever, give the client the ability to decrypt one or more records in the database itself.
> Failing that, I'd encrypt in PHP, write the encrypted string, then write a little web app to read back these records into PHP, decrypt there, and display the decrypted results on a PHP page.
> Anyone gone down this path before?
> Thanks,
> Bob Patin
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