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Calculate the sha1 hash of a string
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sha1

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

sha1Calculate the sha1 hash of a string

Description

string sha1 ( string $str [, bool $raw_output = false ] )

Calculates the sha1 hash of str using the » US Secure Hash Algorithm 1.

Parameters

str

The input string.

raw_output

If the optional raw_output is set to TRUE, then the sha1 digest is instead returned in raw binary format with a length of 20, otherwise the returned value is a 40-character hexadecimal number.

Return Values

Returns the sha1 hash as a string.

Changelog

Version Description
5.0.0 The raw_output parameter was added.

Examples

Example #1 A sha1() example

<?php
$str 
'apple';

if (
sha1($str) === 'd0be2dc421be4fcd0172e5afceea3970e2f3d940') {
    echo 
"Would you like a green or red apple?";
}
?>

Notes

Note: Secure password hashing

It is not recommended to use this function to secure passwords, due to the fast nature of this hashing algorithm. See here for details.

See Also


String Functions
PHP Manual