[fpc-pascal] is scrypt available?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Oct 26 22:09:26 CET 2015

On Mon, 26 Oct 2015, wkitty42 at windstream.net wrote:

> On 10/26/2015 03:29 PM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> On Mon, 26 Oct 2015, wkitty42 at windstream.net wrote:
>>> i've found scrypt for delphi but desire to use it cross-platform and don't
>>> know enough about removing stuff for windows... is there an scrypt 
>>> available
>>> for FPC or lazarus that is easily implemented and used?
>> Did you try dcrypt, I think it works with FPC ? Also, there is a hmac unit 
>> in
>> fpc, as well as a sha1 unit. It should work cross-platform, but there is an
>> optimized version for i386.
> no, i haven't heard of dcrypt... i'm specifically after scrypt for securing 
> passwords in a database... i don't know if dcrypt is using a different method 
> than scrypt or if that's just the name of the code...

It is of course DCPCrypt:

As for the exact algorithm: there are many algorithms available, you can choose any one, really.

Unless you're writing military grade or intelligence agency applications, 
I don't think it really matters which one you use...


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