[Tutor] forcing hashlib to has string variables
ranceh at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 20:19:41 CEST 2010
Everybody knows you don't store plain text passwords in a database,
you store hashes instead
userpass = getpass.getpass("User password? ")
encuserpass = hashlib.md5()
Now the documentation clearly states that if you are hashing a string
you need to covert it to bytes first with a line like this:
encuserpass.update(b"text string here")
The "b" in this syntax is a shortcut to converting the string to bytes
for hasing purposes.
which means that the first code snippet fails, since I didnt convert
the variable contents to bytes instead of text.
I didn't see an example that addresses hashing the string contents of
Whats missing in the above example that makes hashing the contents of
a string variable work?
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