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Add support for other hashing mechanisms #13

ketan opened this issue May 29, 2017 · 0 comments


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commented May 29, 2017

SHA1 as a password hashing mechanism has been deprecated. Industry standard recommendation is bcrypt or PBKDF2.

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What hash algorithm should I use?

DO use:

DO NOT use:

  • Fast cryptographic hash functions such as MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512, RipeMD, WHIRLPOOL, SHA3, etc.
  • Insecure versions of crypt ($1$, $2$, $2x$, $3$).
  • Any algorithm that you designed yourself. Only use technology that is in the public domain and has been well-tested by experienced cryptographers.

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Updated readme #12

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ketan added a commit that referenced this issue Jun 12, 2017

Add support for bcrypt hashing (#13)
This commit adds BCrypt (0.4) from

If the password matches the SHA1 hash, use it, but warn.
If the password does not match the SHA1, fallback to verify with bcrypt.

@ketan ketan closed this Jul 20, 2017

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