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    this is just not my day for PHP errors… how is it possible that sha1(‘password’) can give 2 entirely different hashes to the same password in 2 different files. my register file inputs a hashed password into the database, and my login script searches for an entirely different hash for the same password…


    That should not be possible. Maybe the length of the column in your database storing the hashed password is too small? Meaning that the stored password will be cut in length and thus not match the new one generated later?

    sha1 hashes are 40 digits/letters long.

    A viable alternative is md5- which is 32 digits/letters long.


    Also be careful that no spaces or other characters are being sent to ‘sha1’ in either script. Trailing spaces can change the hash.

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