Ruby: Encrypting passwords for a database using one-way hash technique (SHA1)
Before you save a password to a database, it may make sense to encrypt it. That way, when you do some user authentication, you can compare the users submitted password to the one on the database.
#A. Import the SHA1 Method require "digest/sha1" #B. Encrypt the Password string @hash_pass = Digest::SHA1.hexdigest('super password') #C. Display the encrypted password puts @hash_pass