stack man stack man - 1 year ago 186
Java Question

Hash a password with SHA-512 in Java

I've been investigating a bit about Java String encryption techniques and unfortunately I haven't find any good tutorial for SHA-512; I read a few blogs about MD5 and Base64, but they are not as secure as I'd like to (actually, Base64 is not an encryption technique), so I prefer SHA-512.

Answer Source

you can use this for SHA-512


public String get_SHA_512_SecurePassword(String passwordToHash, String   salt){
String generatedPassword = null;
    try {
         MessageDigest md = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA-512");
         byte[] bytes = md.digest(passwordToHash.getBytes("UTF-8"));
         StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
         for(int i=0; i< bytes.length ;i++){
            sb.append(Integer.toString((bytes[i] & 0xff) + 0x100, 16).substring(1));
         generatedPassword = sb.toString();
       catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e){
    return generatedPassword;
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