Fragment Description:

encoding into Base64, signing a message or not signing it.
1- Encrypting:
you use their public key to write message and they use their private key to read it.
2- Signing:
you use your private key to write your message's signature, and they use your public key to check if it's really yours.


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Last update, on 2015, Sat 28 Nov, 18:12:48

/* ... <== see fragment description ... */

package main

import (

var messageBase64 string

func ComputeHmac256(message string, secret string) string {
    key := []byte(secret)
    // An HMAC is a cryptographic hash that uses a key to 'sign' a message.
    // func New(h func() hash.Hash, key []byte) hash.Hash
    h := hmac.New(sha256.New, key)
    messageBase64 = base64.StdEncoding.EncodeToString(h.Sum(nil))
    return messageBase64
func toBase64(data string) string {
    // buf is an io.Writer, see bytes.Buffer (Write)
    var buf bytes.Buffer
    encoder := base64.NewEncoder(base64.StdEncoding, &buf)
    return buf.String()
func main() {
    fmt.Println("base64 signed: ", ComputeHmac256("Message", "secret"))
    fmt.Println("base64 not signed: ", toBase64(messageBase64))

/* Expected Output:
base64 signed:  HZWuYpaasfqTS4OVF5sgzkU8tEdrqkfKN27GysTA/f8=
base64 not signed:  SFpXdVlwYWFzZnFUUzRPVkY1c2d6a1U4dEVkcnFrZktOMjdHeXNUQS9mOD0=