AES_ENCRYPT( )

This MySQL function encrypts a given string using the AES algorithm with a 128-bit key length. It locks the encrypted string with the password given as the second argument.

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

AES_ENCRYPT(string, password)

Explanation

This function encrypts a given string using the AES algorithm with a 128-bit key length. It locks the encrypted string with the password given as the second argument. The function returns NULL if one of the given parameters is NULL. It's available as of version 4.0.2 of MySQL. The results of this function can be reversed with AES_DECRYPT( ).

Examples

UPDATE teachers
SET personal = AES_ENCRYPT('text', 'my_password')
WHERE teacher_id = '730522';