It is a salted password-hashing cryptographic function that takes an input and hashes it into a fixed size output.

NOTE: This function is less secure than BCrypt.

`generateSCryptHash(plaintext,options);`

*→ returns string*

This function requires
Adobe ColdFusion 2021 and up.
*Not supported on Lucee, etc.*

Required

The input string to hash.

Default:

`{"memorycost":8,"CpuCost":16348,"Parallel":1,"KeyLength":32,"saltLength":8}`

A struct containing the optional values:

- memorycost - Default is 8.

- CpuCost - CPU cost of the algorithm (as defined in scrypt, this is

- Parallel - the parallelization of the algorithm (as defined in scrypt, this is

- Keylength - key length for the algorithm (as defined in scrypt, this is

- saltLength - length of the salt to use. Default is 8.

- memorycost - Default is 8.

- CpuCost - CPU cost of the algorithm (as defined in scrypt, this is

`N`

) that must be a power of 2 and greater than 1. Default is currently 16,348 or 2^14.- Parallel - the parallelization of the algorithm (as defined in scrypt, this is

`P`

). Default is currently 1.- Keylength - key length for the algorithm (as defined in scrypt, this is

`dkLen`

). Default is currently 32.- saltLength - length of the salt to use. Default is 8.

- OWASP Password Storage Cheat Sheet - General advice from OWASP about how to work with passwords.
- Using Password4j And The BCrypt, SCrypt, And Argon2 Password Hashing Algorithms In Lucee CFML 5.3.7.47 - Blog by Ben Nadel about using hashing algorithms.
- Best practices for password hashing and storage - IETF info on password hashing best practices.
- Hashing Passwords: One-Way Road to Security - Blog by Dan Arias on password hashing strategies.
- scrypt - Wikipedia article about SCrypt.
- CFPASSPhrase - Related project to help other engines utilize hashing functions.

Sample code invoking the generateSCryptHash function

This is an example of using the function with no options.

```
secretMsg=generateSCryptHash("My voice is my passport. Verify me.");
writeOutput(secretMsg)
```

**Expected Result: ** $e0801$BEJ9Ob8ZvoY=$LpQ79jMomeePrvBjcWRl3SrVf69962Ztn4WV/Sse4jg=

This is an example of using the function with options specified.

```
secretMsg=generateBCryptHash("My voice is my passport. Verify me.",{"memorycost":4,"CpuCost":4096,"Parallel":1,"KeyLength":28,"saltLength":10});
writeOutput(secretMsg)
```

**Expected Result: ** $c0401$6TTkF3GRLGrHAw==$NGPASIOKsgNLDOZPyTvn9rrSW3F+IkHLlPWevQ==

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