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chrisaiv on 10/21/07


ruby SHA1 encyption

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Encrypting passwords for a database using one-way hash technique (SHA1)

 / Published in: Ruby

Before you save a password to a database, it may make sense to encrypt it. That way when you do some user authentication, you can compare the users submitted password to the one on the database.

  1. #A. Import the SHA1 Method
  2. require "digest/sha1"
  3. #B. Encrypt the Password string
  4. @hash_pass = Digest::SHA1.hexdigest('super password')
  5. #C. Display the encrypted password
  6. puts @hash_pass

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