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Smart decode is not smart

Rodolpho | Last updated: Jul 20, 2017 01:28PM UTC

The smart decoder is not working anymore for even simple base64 payloads. Please debug the issue and let me know. Thanks, Rod

Liam, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Jul 21, 2017 09:10AM UTC

We have this issue logged in our long term development backlog. Unfortunately we can't provide an ETA.

Burp User | Last updated: Nov 27, 2018 01:23AM UTC

Yep I just pasted a base64 into the box, clicked "Smart decode" and nothing. Is that not how "Smart decode" supposed to work? Or it simple doesn't work? Either way it's pretty pathetic, design or impl.

Liam, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Nov 27, 2018 09:23AM UTC

We still have this logged in our dev backlog. Unfortunately we can't provide an ETA.

omar | Last updated: Jan 13, 2021 07:27AM UTC

burp suite smart decode still doesnt do anything in new purple burp, is that how smart decode supposed to work ?

Michelle, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Jan 13, 2021 02:18PM UTC

If you enter some data in Decoder and the type can be identified then it will automatically decode for you (e.g. if you paste in URL encoded text it should automatically decode it for you) Can you send us an example of what you are trying to decode so we can take a look, please? If you'd rather share this via email you can send it to support@portswigger.net.

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