[Python-ideas] Add adaptive-load salt-mandatory hashing functions?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Jun 20 21:06:08 CEST 2012

On Jun 15, 2012, at 07:07 PM, Eli Collins wrote:

>The reason I see a need for such a function is that all existing password
>hashing libraries (passlib, cryptacular, flufl.password,
>django.contrib.auth.hashers, etc) have had to roll their own pure-python
>pbkdf2 implementations, to varying degrees of speed. And speed is paramount
>for pbkdf2 usage, since security depends on squeezing as many rounds / second
>out of the implementation as possible.

To be honest, if I'd known about passlib I probably would never have written
flufl.password.  Extra +1 goodness for passlib's Python 3 support!

I'm going to migrate my own applications to passlib and if that goes well,
I'll start the process of deprecating flufl.password.

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