Yury Alexandrov Yury Alexandrov - 1 year ago 818
Swift Question

SHA256 in swift

I want to use sha256 in my project, but I had some troubles rewriting objC code to swift code. Help me please. I used this answer: How can I compute a SHA-2 (ideally SHA 256 or SHA 512) hash in iOS?

Here's my code

var hash : [CUnsignedChar]
CC_SHA256(data.bytes, data.length, hash)
var res : NSData = NSData.dataWithBytes(hash, length: CC_SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH)

it gives me error everything because swift cannot convert
, for example.

Answer Source

You have to convert explicitly between Int and CC_LONG, because Swift does not do implicit conversions, as in (Objective-)C.

You also have to define hash as an array of the required size.

func sha256(data : NSData) -> NSData {
    var hash = [UInt8](count: Int(CC_SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH), repeatedValue: 0)
    CC_SHA256(data.bytes, CC_LONG(data.length), &hash)
    let res = NSData(bytes: hash, length: Int(CC_SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH))
    return res

Alternatively, you can use NSMutableData to allocate the needed buffer:

func sha256(data : NSData) -> NSData {
    let res = NSMutableData(length: Int(CC_SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH))
    CC_SHA256(data.bytes, CC_LONG(data.length), UnsafeMutablePointer(res.mutableBytes))
    return res
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