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AES-256-GCM in Python

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AES-256-GCM example in Python

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main.py
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from Crypto.Cipher import AES
import binascii, os

def encrypt_AES_GCM(msg, secretKey):
  aesCipher = AES.new(secretKey, AES.MODE_GCM)
  ciphertext, authTag = aesCipher.encrypt_and_digest(msg)
  return (ciphertext, aesCipher.nonce, authTag)

def decrypt_AES_GCM(encryptedMsg, secretKey):
  (ciphertext, nonce, authTag) = encryptedMsg
  aesCipher = AES.new(secretKey, AES.MODE_GCM, nonce)
  plaintext = aesCipher.decrypt_and_verify(ciphertext, authTag)
  return plaintext

secretKey = os.urandom(32) # 256-bit random encryption key
print("Encryption key:", binascii.hexlify(secretKey))

msg = b'Message for AES-256-GCM + Scrypt encryption'
encryptedMsg = encrypt_AES_GCM(msg, secretKey)
print("encryptedMsg", {
'ciphertext': binascii.hexlify(encryptedMsg[0]),
'aesIV': binascii.hexlify(encryptedMsg[1]),
'authTag': binascii.hexlify(encryptedMsg[2])
})

decryptedMsg = decrypt_AES_GCM(encryptedMsg, secretKey)
print("decryptedMsg", decryptedMsg)