Manual Reference Pages  - Digest::HMAC (3)

NAME

Digest::HMAC - Keyed-Hashing for Message Authentication

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



 # Functional style
 use Digest::HMAC qw(hmac hmac_hex);
 $digest = hmac($data, $key, \&myhash);
 print hmac_hex($data, $key, \&myhash);





 # OO style
 use Digest::HMAC;
 $hmac = Digest::HMAC->new($key, "Digest::MyHash");





 $hmac->add($data);
 $hmac->addfile(*FILE);





 $digest = $hmac->digest;
 $digest = $hmac->hexdigest;
 $digest = $hmac->b64digest;



DESCRIPTION

HMAC is used for message integrity checks between two parties that share a secret key, and works in combination with some other Digest algorithm, usually MD5 or SHA-1. The HMAC mechanism is described in RFC 2104.

HMAC follow the common Digest:: interface, but the constructor takes the secret key and the name of some other simple Digest:: as argument.

SEE ALSO

Digest::HMAC_MD5, Digest::HMAC_SHA1

RFC 2104

AUTHORS

Graham Barr <gbarr@ti.com>, Gisle Aas <gisle@aas.no>


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