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hashID | hash-identifier

Identify the different types of hashes used to encrypt data and especially passwords.

This replaces hash-identifier, which is outdated!

hashID is a tool written in Python 3 which supports the identification of over 220 unique hash types using regular expressions. A detailed list of supported hashes can be found here.

It is able to identify a single hash, parse a file or read multiple files in a directory and identify the hashes within them. hashID is also capable of including the corresponding hashcat mode and/or JohnTheRipper format in its output.

hashID works out of the box with Python 2 ≥ 2.7.x or Python 3 ≥ 3.3 on any platform.

Note: When identifying a hash on *nix operating systems use single quotes to prevent interpolation.


You can install, upgrade, uninstall hashID with these commands:

$ pip install hashid
$ pip install --upgrade hashid
$ pip uninstall hashid

Or you can install by cloning the repository:

$ sudo apt-get install python3 git
$ git clone
$ cd hashid
$ sudo install -g 0 -o 0 -m 0644 doc/man/hashid.7 /usr/share/man/man7/
$ sudo gzip /usr/share/man/man7/hashid.7

Alternatively you can grab the latest release here.


$ ./ [-h] [-e] [-m] [-j] [-o FILE] [--version] INPUT
Parameter Description
INPUT input to analyze (default: STDIN)
-e, --extended list all hash algorithms including salted passwords
-m, --mode show corresponding hashcat mode in output
-j, --john show corresponding JohnTheRipper format in output
-o FILE, --outfile FILE write output to file (default: STDOUT)
--help show help message and exit
--version show program's version number and exit


$ ./ '$P$8ohUJ.1sdFw09/bMaAQPTGDNi2BIUt1'
Analyzing '$P$8ohUJ.1sdFw09/bMaAQPTGDNi2BIUt1'
[+] Wordpress ≥ v2.6.2
[+] Joomla ≥ v2.5.18
[+] PHPass' Portable Hash

$ ./ -mj '$racf$*AAAAAAAA*3c44ee7f409c9a9b'
Analyzing '$racf$*AAAAAAAA*3c44ee7f409c9a9b'
[+] RACF [Hashcat Mode: 8500][JtR Format: racf]

$ ./ hashes.txt
--File 'hashes.txt'--
Analyzing '*85ADE5DDF71E348162894C71D73324C043838751'
[+] MySQL5.x
[+] MySQL4.1
Analyzing '$2a$08$VPzNKPAY60FsAbnq.c.h5.XTCZtC1z.j3hnlDFGImN9FcpfR1QnLq'
[+] Blowfish(OpenBSD)
[+] Woltlab Burning Board 4.x
[+] bcrypt
--End of file 'hashes.txt'--