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Python

Challenge not passing

Finally write a function named validate_password that takes a user and a password. It should return True if the provided password, when hashed, matches the user's password. Otherwise, return False.

from flask.ext.bcrypt import generate_password_hash

from flask.ext.bcrypt import check_password_hash

def set_password(User, string):

    User.password = generate_password_hash('string')
    return User


def validate_password(User, string):
    return check_password_hash(User.password, string)

Returns: Bummer: Returned False for a correct password or True for an incorrect one

1 Answer

Eric M
Eric M
11,542 Points

Hi Andrii,

Within your set_password function you're passing a string of 'string' when you call generate_password_hash. What you actually want to do is pass the parameter string that gets passed to the set_password function.

In case that's unclear, to say it another way, you've passed a string literal that happens to match a variable name, when you want to pass the variable that could contain any string that the user enters for the password not just the word 'string'.

You have it correct in you validate_password function.

Cheers,

Eric

got it, thanks! replaced User.password = generate_password_hash('string') with User.password = generate_password_hash(string)