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A password attribute that stores hashes

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The password module offers you a single utility class called Password. This class is meant to be used as an attribute of any other object class on which you want to store passwords in hashed mode. This module is framework-agnostic so it is up to you to provide persistence (you need to store ‘hash’ and ‘salt’ set on the object).

Example usage

Create your class:

>>> import password
>>> class User():
...     password = password.Password(method='sha1', hash_encoding='base64')
        # You also probably want to create 'hash' and 'salt' attributes
        # With your chosen persistence mechanism

Set a password on the object:

>>> user = User()
>>> user.password = 'abcdef'

You cannot read the password back:

>>> user.password
<password._HashedPassword object at 0x7fdba1fef990>

but you can see, that hash and salt are set:

>>> user.hash
'L1Fz6aoIdIlZzoxsXPWxJq8zNTQ='
>>> user.salt
'VIboVvtr'

You can also check for equality with a string:

>>> user.password == 'abcdef'
True
>>> user.password == '12345'
False

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