Module Bcrypt

module Bcrypt: sig .. end
Module for safe salting and hashing of passwords using the Bcrypt algorithm.


exception Invalid_count of int
The provided count is invalid. The count must be an integer between 4 and 31, inclusive.
exception Invalid_seed of string
The given string seed cannot be used as seed. Please provide a string at least 16 bytes long.
exception Urandom_error of exn
An exception occurred obtaining random seed from /dev/urandom.
exception Gensalt_error
An exception occurred in backend's _crypt_gensalt_blowfish_rn function.
exception Bcrypt_error
An exception ocurred in backend's _crypt_blowfish_rn function.

Type definitions

type hash 
Abstract type holding a password in salted and hashed form. Use function Bcrypt.hash to generate a hash.

Public functions and values

val hash : ?count:int -> ?seed:string -> string -> hash
Call hash ?count ?seed password to hash the given password string. The password is automatically salted before hashing. If seed is not given, the salting procedure automatically fetches a seed from /dev/urandom. If given, seed must be a string at least 16 bytes long. The count parameter is the log2 number of Blowfish iterations to use in the hashing procedure. Its default value is 6, and any integer between 4 and 31 (inclusive) may be used.
val verify : string -> hash -> bool
Call verify password hash to verify if the given password matches the previously hashed password.
val hash_of_string : string -> hash
Convert string to Bcrypt.hash
val string_of_hash : hash -> string
Convert Bcrypt.hash to string