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JavaScript npm Basics Installing Packages with npm Managing Dependencies in the package.json File

Ivan Marchenko
Ivan Marchenko
8,962 Points

bcrypt generates different hash each time.

How come bcrypt generates different has each time I run it.

app.js
var unsecurePlainTextPassword = "password";

var bcrypt = require('bcrypt');
var colors = require('colors');
bcrypt.genSalt(10, function(err, salt) {
    bcrypt.hash(unsecurePlainTextPassword, salt, function(err, hash){
        console.log(hash.green);
    });
});
> node app.js
$2b$10$7bWbX/PRHXqbxEIXyRch1eMCo1f7i12gM9EOUsclcj71SCkP5.Y2m
> node app.js
$2b$10$D4231F1TrOlHvsYKEXJowOGNzGFjM/VaP/91efDSO9eVDYQcG143C

1 Answer

Each time you run it the bcrypt.genSalt() function is generating a new salt. This salt is then used when hashing the password.