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Chad Smith is a Senior Programmer for OmniPrepaid LLC based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has a passion for UX, API, jQuery, CSS, PHP and Symfony2/Doctrine development. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two children, wife, and enjoys watching The Easy API grow. Derek Woods is a Senior Developer at OmniPrepaid LLC based in Pittsburgh, PA. He spends his time creating products across a wide range of technologies from Mongo and MySQL to PHP, Node.js and Java. Every now and then he blogs about it.
At our company, we process a lot of requests on the leading gift cards and coupons websites in the world. The senior developers had a meeting in late October to discuss working on a solution to replicate the MySQL functions of AES_ENCRYPT and AES_DECRYPT in the language of PHP.
This article centers on what was produced from Senior Developer Derek Woods and how to use it within your own applications. Security should be on the top of every developers mind when building an application that could hold sensitive data. We wanted to replicate MySQL's functions because we have a lot of our data already AES encrypted in our database, and if you are like us you probably do as well.