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Decrypt from database

  1. blueprintds
    Member

    Hey everyone,
    I'm kinda stuck in a conundrum. I am inheriting a project that uses gravityforms and stores SSN data encrypted into the database from the form. This is great, but it needs to be displayed un-encrypted in the backend to the admin. It is encrypted in the database and I am wondering if it is a lost cause or if its recoverable to view the information unencrypted in the admin backend.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday December 2, 2011 | Permalink
  2. It's not a lost cause, although you would need to know how the SSN data is being encrypted in order to be able to un-encrypt it. This all depends entirely on how the data was being manipulated and encrypted to begin with.

    This is the hook that could be used to un-encrypt the field value before it is displayed:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_get_field_value

    Typically this hook is what would be used to encrypt the field value before storing it:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_save_field_value

    You would have to know how the data is being encrypted in the first place to be able to then un-encrypt it.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday December 2, 2011 | Permalink
  3. blueprintds
    Member

    Thanks Carl,
    We actually found (not sure if by design or not) that the field was being encrypted with the "encrypt field" checkbox. Well, someone unchecked that and that displayed the information as encrypted in the backend. We had to check the "encrypt field" checkbox on the field, save the form, then the fields were displaying un-encrypted in the backend. Is that how it's supposed to be?

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday December 2, 2011 | Permalink
  4. I'm a little confused. Because Gravity Forms doesn't have built in encryption and decryption. So if you are using Gravity Forms and there is an encrypt field checkbox when editing a field, that isn't a built in feature. It would have had to have been added as a customization.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday December 2, 2011 | Permalink

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