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Version: v5


This cordova ionic plugin allows you to perform AES 256 encryption and decryption on the plain text. It's a cross-platform plugin which supports both Android and iOS. The encryption and decryption are performed on the device native layer so that the performance is much faster.

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$ npm install cordova-plugin-aes256-encryption 
$ npm install @awesome-cordova-plugins/aes-256
$ ionic cap sync

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • iOS



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import { AES256 } from '@awesome-cordova-plugins/aes-256/ngx';

private secureKey: string;
private secureIV: string;

constructor(private aes256: AES256) {
this.generateSecureKeyAndIV(); // To generate the random secureKey and secureIV


async generateSecureKeyAndIV() {
this.secureKey = await this.aes256.generateSecureKey('random password 12345'); // Returns a 32 bytes string
this.secureIV = await this.aes256.generateSecureIV('random password 12345'); // Returns a 16 bytes string

this.aes256.encrypt(this.secureKey, this.secureIV, 'testdata')
.then(res => console.log('Encrypted Data: ',res))
.catch((error: any) => console.error(error));

this.aes256.decrypt(this.secureKey, this.secureIV, 'encryptedData')
.then(res => console.log('Decrypted Data : ',res))
.catch((error: any) => console.error(error));

* this.aes256.generateSecureKey('random password 12345')
.then(res => console.log('Secure Key : ',res))
.catch((error: any) => console.error(error));

* this.aes256.generateSecureIV('random password 12345')
.then(res => console.log('Secure IV : ',res))
.catch((error: any) => console.error(error));