This software is distributed under the MIT License.
pysha2 is a pure Python implementation of the FIPS 180-2 secure hash
standard. I originally wrote and published this on the web prior to
the inclusion of
hashlib into the Python standard
library. Unfortunately, the original source was lost due to a hard
drive failure. Fortunately, the library proved useful to some at the
time (due to the prevalence of Python 2.3 and 2.4), and so I was able
to recover all but the unit tests (which I later rewrote).
The library supports both the "old" hash interface of
sha, as well as the "new" hash interface introduced by
hashlib. This permits you to use pysha2 as a drop-in replacement
for either interface.
A quick example of hashing a string:
import sha2 print sha2.sha256('Can you keep a secret?').hexdigest()
To run the included unit tests, execute:
in the current directory or run with