# Base64 validator

World's simplest base64 tool
This online program validates base64 data. It quickly checks if the input data is valid (decodable) base64 without actually decoding it. The validation algorithm tests if all the input characters are base64 alphabet characters and whether the data and padding are of the right length. In the output, you get a green or red base64 status badge. In the case of incorrect data, the program also displays all invalid characters and their positions to the screen. Created by encoding gurus from team Browserling.

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## What is a base64 validator?

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This application works in your browser and it checks the correctness of the input base64 data. It doesn't decode the data but uses multiple criteria to assess the validity of the data. First of all, it checks all the characters in the input data. Correct base64 data consists only of ASCII characters that include: lowercase and uppercase English letters ("a-z" and "A-Z"), regular digits ("0-9"), symbols "+" and "/", as well as the padding symbol "=" (which may only appear at the end of the string). If the entered base64 contains any other characters, then this data is considered to be invalid. In this case, a red badge is displayed and all unknown symbols and their indexes are printed to the screen. The next base64 test is to check the length of the data. Base64 always encodes data in buckets of four symbols. For every three input bytes (24 bits), four 6-bit characters from the base64 alphabet are used (which also equal 24 bits). If the input data contains less than three bytes, then the missing bits are compensated with the padding character "=". If the data passes all these tests, then a green badge is displayed in the output. By default, the program strictly checks that the length of the text is a multiple of four, but if you activate the "Allow Missing Padding" option, then it also accepts data with missing "=" characters at the end. The input base64 can be either continuous or broken into several lines. Sometimes when copying base64 data, the application where it's copied from introduces unnecessary whitespaces. If you want to allow such whitespace characters (spaces and tabs) in the data, then activate the "Allow Whitespaces" option. Base64abulous!

## Base64 validator examples

Click to useStrict Base-64 Check

This example performs strict base-64 validation. It checks that the data contains only the symbols from the base-64 index table and that there are no spaces or tabs between the symbols. It also checks that the data is aligned on a four-byte boundary via the padding symbol "=". The given base-64 data successfully passes all tests and a green success badge is displayed in the status area.

VGhlIEdyZWF0IFdhbGwgb2YgQ2hpbmEgaXMgdGhlIGJpZ2dlc3Qgb2JqZWN0IGV2ZXIgbWFkZSBieSBodW1hbnMuIEl0IHN0cmV0Y2hlcyBhY3Jvc3MgbW91bnRhaW5zLCBkZXNlcnRzLCBhbmQgZ3Jhc3NsYW5kcyBmb3Igb3ZlciA2LDAwMCBraWxvbWV0ZXJzLg==

**Required options**

Allow spaces and tabs in
the input base64 data.

If the base64 data length is
not a multiple of four, then by
default it's padded with the
symbol "=". Select this option
to make padding optional.

Validate a Base-64 Image

In this example, we check the validity of a base-64 string that contains an encoded PNG image. We know that it's a PNG image because it has a data URL prefix with the "image/png" MIME type. As the input base-64 contains chunks of data with many spaces, tabs, and newlines, we activate the "Allow Whitespaces" option so that all these whitespaces aren't considered an error. We also enable the "Allow Missing Padding" option because the data is missing one padding character "=" at the end. The result of the check is green, which means that this base-64 encoded PNG image is valid.

data:image/png;base64,iV
BORw0K GgoAAAAN SUhEUgAAAA
oAAAAK CAYAAACN Ms+9AAAACX
BIWXMA AAsTAAAL EwEAmpwYAA
AAAXNS R0IArs4c 6QAAAARnQU
1BAACx jwv8YQUA AACoSURBVH
gBdZAt DsJAEIXf EhSYGnQ5Ap
yAQ3AA ztAEgQKN 4wgsFyAoZH
9sRauq W11T09p2 J5PN7nbTl0
xmxDc/ b8SoBEt1 y3m/g6MVZv
rlgEzh yQPfGZBU PrimVfaEsu
YcSSDY cn05KZBu CVVEH6DrTc
Prz+Dj zPcKbYYm H28GDjZA8T
SmnBvt id1gVjsg GaDu+A58r1
zLxDKj i6ZlSK86 hPwqLTF/+J
ImJ141 BH4rDf8A AAAASUVORK
5CYII

**Required options**

Allow spaces and tabs in
the input base64 data.

If the base64 data length is
not a multiple of four, then by
default it's padded with the
symbol "=". Select this option
to make padding optional.

Invalid Base-64

This example tests a short base-64 message and gives a negative result with a red error badge. In the testing process, it found that the message contains several characters that fall outside of the base-64 encoding alphabet. All these invalid characters are displayed to the screen together with their index positions in the message.

SG(VsbG8g~ZGFya25lc3MgbXkgb2_xkIGZyaWVuZC*E=

**Required options**

Allow spaces and tabs in
the input base64 data.

If the base64 data length is
not a multiple of four, then by
default it's padded with the
symbol "=". Select this option
to make padding optional.

Pro tips
Master online base64 tools

You can pass input to this tool via

__?input__query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!
https://onlinebase64tools.com/validate-base64

__?input__=VGhlIEdyZWF0IFdhbGwgb2YgQ2hpbmEgaXMgdGhlIGJpZ2dlc3Qgb2JqZWN0IGV2ZXIgbWFkZSBieSBodW1hbnMuIEl0IHN0cmV0Y2hlcyBhY3Jvc3MgbW91bnRhaW5zLCBkZXNlcnRzLCBhbmQgZ3Jhc3NsYW5kcyBmb3Igb3ZlciA2LDAwMCBraWxvbWV0ZXJzLg%3D%3D&allow-whitespaces=false&allow-missing-padding=false
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Encode Data to Base62

Convert data to base62 encoding.

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Generate Random Base62 Data

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Encode Data to Ascii85

Convert data to Ascii85 encoding.

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Convert base-64 data to xxencoded data.

Convert Xxencoding to Base64

Convert xxencoded data to base-64 encoded data.

Convert Base64 to Binary

Convert base-64 data to binary data.

Convert Binary to Base64

Convert binary data to base-64 data.

Convert Base64 to Octal

Convert base-64 encoding to octal base.

Convert Octal to Base64

Convert octal base to base-64 encoding.

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Convert base-64 encoded data to decimal numbers.

Convert Decimal to Base64

Convert decimal numbers to base-64 encoded data.

Convert Base64 to Hex

Convert base-64 data to hexadecimal base.

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Obfuscate base64 data by adding fake delimiters.

Generate Fake Base64

Create real-looking base64 data that is fake.

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Destroy Base64

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