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password-hash-and-salt

0.1.4 • Public • Published

password-hash-and-salt

This module provides straight-forward password hashing for node.js applications using default settings considered to be safe.

Usage

First, install the module:

$ npm install password-hash-and-salt --save

Afterwards, usage is as simple as shown in the following example:

var password = require('password-hash-and-salt');
 
var myuser = [];
 
// Creating hash and salt
password('mysecret').hash(function(error, hash) {
    if(error)
        throw new Error('Something went wrong!');
 
    // Store hash (incl. algorithm, iterations, and salt)
    myuser.hash = hash;
 
    // Verifying a hash
    password('hack').verifyAgainst(myuser.hash, function(error, verified) {
        if(error)
            throw new Error('Something went wrong!');
        if(!verified) {
            console.log("Don't try! We got you!");
        } else {
            console.log("The secret is...");
        }
    });
})
 

Crypto

password-hash-and-salt uses node.js' internal crypto module. Hashes are generated with pbkdf2 using 10,000 iterations.

Created hash

The created hash is of 270 characters length and is of the following format: pbkdf2$10000$hash$salt

This allows for future upgrades of the algorithm and/or increased number of iterations in future version. It also simplifies storage as no dedicated database field for the salt is required.

Credits and License

express-sslify is licensed under the MIT license. If you'd like to be informed about new projects follow @TheSumOfAll.

Copyright (c) 2013-2014 Florian Heinemann

Install

npm i password-hash-and-salt

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0.1.4

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