What is Base64 Encoding?
Base64 encoding is a method for converting binary data to an ASCII string format by translating it into a radix-64 representation.
- Converts binary data to text format for safe transport over systems that are not 8-bit safe.
- Commonly used for encoding data that goes over a network connection.
- Offers a way to encode binary data in XML and JSON files.
Applications of Base64 Encoding
- Data URIs in web development
- Encoding binary data for transfer over text-based protocols
- Storing complex data in databases
- Authorization headers in web APIs