I am having extreme problems in using open ssl, I am working on my university assignment and i am attempting to perform the following encryption using base64 and OpenSSL. I have had limited success and i think i have had no luck in reading almost every support documennt on the openssl homepage. I anyone knows how to encrypt a messgage or string i would be ever so happy.
The question is as follows
Using OpenSSL, calculate the base64 encoding of your student number - use the eight numeric characters of your student number padded with leading zeros if necessary. Your answer should represent the encoding of exactly the eight characters of your student number - no more and no less.
My student Number is 05047862
I was trying this command
openssl base64 -e 05047862
I am unsure wether i have to put it into a text file and just excrypt that however the wording does not seem to suggest that it is anything other than a string encryption.. However due to my lack of understanding on openssl i am a lost cause.
Thanks in advance