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Python Build a Social Network with Flask Making Strong Users Bcryptkeeper

What am I doing wrong here?

It keeps saying that I have to return False for an incorrect password and True for a correct password and I believe I am doing that with the code below, any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

from flask.ext.bcrypt import generate_password_hash, check_password_hash

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

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

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Bala Selvam! Actually, the problem was created a step or so ago, and I feel like it shouldn't have passed that step. I'll pass it on to the education team for evaluation.

Initially, in the set_password function, you passed in 'string1' to be hashed. But you were supposed to pass in what the user sent and the password they sent in clearly wasn't 'string1'. So now it's comparing the hash of whatever it sent in to the hash of "string1" and they aren't the same :smiley:

So where you have:

User.password = generate_password_hash('string1')

I'm expecting:

User.password = generate_password_hash(password)

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Ahh yes Jennifer that makes sense. I just put it in there and it accepted it! Thank you for your help!