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From Stefan Matheis <>
Subject Re: PHP-based SHA1 algorithm?
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:40:13 GMT

based on
what's wrong about php's sha1() function?

$ php -r "echo sha1('foobar');"

it's the same result as stated there for erlang, ruby & python :)


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 4:33 AM, Martin Hewitt <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm writing a build process in Phing, part of which involves creating a new CouchDB user.
I'm having trouble logging in as the created user and have an inkling that it's down to the
SHA1 encryption of the password and salt, as the Security wiki page is quite specific about
what SHA1s work and which ones don't.
> My question is - does anyone know if there's a way to generate a CouchDB-friendly SHA1
hash in PHP?
> Thanks,
> Martin

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