Jack Polgar

Ruby BCrypt Example

BCrypt is an awesome way to hash passwords, it kicks the crap out of MD5, SHA, and so on.

This post will explain how to go about using BCrypt in Ruby.

First, install it, gem install bcrypt-ruby, done? good, let’s continue.

require 'bcrypt'
password = BCrypt::Password.create('my-awesome-password')
if BCrypt::Password.new(password) == 'my-awesome-password'
  puts 'It works!'
else
  puts 'Fail'
end

That code includes the BCrypt library, hashes the my-awesome-password string and then checks it with BCrypt::Password.new==.

Test it by saving the code snippet into bcrypt-test.rb and running ruby bcrypt-test.rb.

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