October 9, 20221 min read

Convert MD5 string to base64 in python

As we've seen in earlier posts, you can create an MD5 hash of a string and generate a hash in string type or let's say a case where you are using it on a file.

In the code below, we are going to encode the bytes-like object a.digest() using Base64 and return a bytes object which will be stored in the variable b.

import hashlib
import base64

a = hashlib.md5('your string or password'.encode('utf8'))
b = base64.b64encode(a.digest()).decode()

The output of the above code will be a base64 string-


I'm glad that you found this article to create a base64 string out of md5 hash useful. Happy Coding.

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