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mysql AES_ENCRYPT key length

AES_ENCRYPT uses a 128 bit long key to encrypt the data, but how does mysql handle longer or shorter keys? I found out that pycrypto for instances recomend to transform the key by using md5 sha1 sha2, ...
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How to implement authenticated encryption using pycrypto or a python library?

I'm using pycrypto to encrypt files that will be stored in the cloud. I expect the user to enter a password to decrypt files, but encryption shouldn't require a password (to allow the script to be run ...
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File encryption for a storage API

I'm implementing a Dropbox-like API, and one of my requirements is to have the files stored encrypted on the server. It is not required that the files are made unreadable by the server, only that they ...