Understanding Request Encoding
What Base64 means, and what option should be the right one for you
When sending out a request using Workato's HTTP action, there is an option to choose the type of encoding used. By default and the most common standards, Base64 will usually be used. However various Encoding methods are also available
What is UTF-8 Encoding?
When transfering data across the network, different end of the network may interpret the bits and bytes of data that you are transferring incorrectly, such as interpreting characters as binary data. As such, using an encoding method allows both end of the network to translate data in a fixed protocol. Base64 Encoding is one such protocol that captures all characters and translate them in an encoding standard called UTF-8. In a more technical term, it encodes the characters in the text into 8-bit characters.
If you are unsure which to choose, feel free to leave the field blank, or choose Base64 encoding for HTTP action.