# How to Convert String to Base64 and Vice Versa Using Powershell

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Working with Consul without UI is the correct way to go, which also help you with the productivity!!! (True?, hahaha~~)

Anyway, I’m not allowed to have a UI for it, come down to have read the correct value and make sure it’s the one we want it to be in there, I need to do heaps “Get” to get the value, however the value is encoded with Base64…

Here is the way to decode it:

 1 2 3 4  $response = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Uri "http://localhost:8500/v1/kv/hello"$b = [System.Convert]::FromBase64String($($response.Value)) [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetString($b) Hello World  To encode it:  1 2 3  $b = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes("Hello World") [System.Convert]::ToBase64String(\$b) SGVsbG8gV29ybGQ= 

Have fun~~