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Python Build a Social Network with Flask Making Strong Users Bcryptkeeper

Can someone please help me with this task. I really don't know why its not passing.

password_hashing

password_hashing.py
from flask.ext.bcrypt import generate_password_hash, check_password_hash
from flask.ext.bcrypt import set_password

def set_password(User, string1):
  User.password = generate_password_hash('string1')
  return User

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there, Roneshia Allen! The problem here is that you are hashing the password 'string1' instead of whatever the user sent in as their password which was then assigned to the variable string1.

Instead of:

generate_password_hash('string1')

You need:

generate_password_hash(string1)

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

It passed!!! thank you so much.

Jeff Muday
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Jeff Muday
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Roneshia-- great work, you're very close to having it correct.

Jennifer perfectly identifies the string1 issue-- but, the Challenge automated grader is unusually specific about what the variables should be named too.

Changes to be made:

A. remove (or comment out) the import of set_password as you are defining it explicitly in the module.

B. make sure to use user rather than User

C. make sure to use password rather than string1

from flask.ext.bcrypt import generate_password_hash, check_password_hash
#from flask.ext.bcrypt import set_password

def set_password(user, password):
    user.password = generate_password_hash(password)
    return user

Keep up the good work on Flask! I use it in my daily work and really enjoy it.

Hey, it passed. Thank you so much.