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JavaScript npm Basics (retiring) Installing Packages with npm Installing Local Packages

TypeError: bcrypt is not a function

After reading other discussion posts to this video, I have tried this with bcrypt annd bcryptjs. However, both provide me with this error

bcrypt(unsecurePlainTextPassword, salt, function(err, hash){

TypeError: bcrypt is not a function
at /home/treehouse/workspace/app.js:5:3
at Immediate._onImmediate (/home/treehouse/workspace/node_modules/bc ryptjs/dist/bcrypt.js:155:21)
at runCallback (timers.js:810:20)
at tryOnImmediate (timers.js:768:5)
at processImmediate [as _immediateCallback] (timers.js:745:5)

my code is in app.js:

var unsecurePlainTextPassword = "password";
var bcrypt = require('bcryptjs');

bcrypt.genSalt(10, function(err, salt){
  bcrypt(unsecurePlainTextPassword, salt, function(err, hash){

3 Answers

You are missing .hash in this line

bcrypt(unsecurePlainTextPassword, salt, function(err, hash){

It should be:

bcrypt.hash(unsecurePlainTextPassword, salt, function(err, hash) {

Thank you so much for catching that.

Is anyone else having a problem with workspace loosing connection since installing npm?

Winnie Kelley : are you maybe installing the package bcrypt rather than bcryptjs? The first package installs many many extra packages that is unfortunately making the workspace server timeout.