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How to generate encrypted_password? (Building the Friendship UI - Integration Testing Friendships)

In the video ( Building Social Features in Ruby on Rails - Building the Friendship UI - Integration Testing Friendships), Jason created the encrypted_password, but there was no instruction to make one.

How can I create a encrypted_password?

3 Answers

Jason Seifer
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Yuichi,

Add this line to your users.yml fixture:

  encrypted_password: "$2a$10$Fh/Hm8RxDsuPTeBUr6864.GARlcmt7zF2WspaXGr3BIv2C27N.osq"

Thank you, but I was curious, if I want to generate an encrypted password like this, how can I create one?

Itay Banner
Itay Banner
1,922 Points

Hi Jason Seifer

If I remember correctly the password is supposed to be encrypted using the MD5 algorythm. If so, I used an MD5 Hash Generator for the string 'testing', but the hash came out different...: