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I'm going to use a crypto API and in the signature method I read that the data to be signed must be URL encoded. Why is that needed?
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It usually isn't - in fact, normally you sign raw binary data, *then* base64 or otherwise armour it if that is needed. Sometimes you sign url encoded data, but that is because the thing you are signing *is* url encoded data, not because its a prerequisite.

where did you see this requirement?
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