The SHA-3 (Keccak) extension for Ruby
This Ruby extension implements the SHA-3 (Keccak) cryptographic hashing algorithm. It is based on the reference C implementation, version 3.2. The exposed interface is almost identical to that of the
digest standard library.
gem install digest-sha3
You can verify the authenticity of the gem by following The Complete Guide to Verifying Gems with rubygems-openpgp.
Keccak supports 5 hash lengths: 224-bit, 256-bit, 384-bit, 512-bit and variable length. Variable length is not supported by this Ruby extension. Unless the user specifies otherwise, this Ruby extension assumes 512-bit.
require 'digest/sha3' # Generate 512-bit digest. Digest::SHA3.digest("foo") # => "\025\227\204*..." Digest::SHA3.hexdigest("foo") # => "1597842a..." # Generate 224-bit digest. Digest::SHA3.digest("foo", 224) # => "\332\251M\247..." Digest::SHA3.hexdigest("foo", 224) # => "daa94da7..." # Use this interface to feed data in chunks. 512-bit by default. digest = Digest::SHA3.new digest.update("f") digest.update("o") digest.update("o") digest.digest # => "\025\227\204*..." digest.hexdigest # => "1597842a..." # You can pass a hash length to the constructor. digest = Digest::SHA3.new(224)
Running the test suite
Run the test suite as follows:
A part of the test suite is automatically generated from Keccak's reference test suite.
Do not use SHA-3 for hashing passwords. Do not even use SHA-3 + salt for hashing passowords. Use a slow hash instead.