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Python Build a Social Network with Flask Making Strong Users Bcryptkeeper

Hashed password validation function not working.

The documentation has a similar function provided:

def check_password(self, password): return check_password_hash(self.pw_hash, password)

from flask.ext.bcrypt import generate_password_hash, check_password_hash

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

def validate_password(user, pwd):
    hashed_password = generate_password_hash(pwd)
    return check_password_hash(hashed_password, user.password)

1 Answer

Hi Rastko

In the validate_password function you don't need to hash the supplied password again. Just use the function check_password_hash which will return a Boolean. See below

from flask.ext.bcrypt import generate_password_hash,check_password_hash

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

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