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Wrapper around the Blowfish algorithm (for use in password encryption, etc.)

1.0.0 2014-10-25 12:40 UTC

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I want Blowfish password encryption, which is currently the best available.

I also want:

  • Strong, fast entropy: mcrypt when available, fall back to dev/urandom or mt_rand()
  • Variable cost: prioritize speed vs cipher strength depending on your needs
  • Ease of use and a small, simple dependency

I do not want a large, complicated password encryption framework - I feel quite comfortable having a hard dependency on a public API consisting of two methods:

public function hash($value): string;
public function check($value, $hash): bool;

Replacing this with something else in the future would be trivial.

You need php version 5.3.7 or newer for working Blowfish implementation - prior versions had a broken Blowfish implementation.



    $service = new BlowfishService();

    $password = '$up3rS3c3tp@55w0rD';

    $hash = $service->hash($password); // encrypt the password

    $is_valid = $service->check($password, $hash); // check the password