Cryptographic digests

Cryptographic hash functions are algorithms for generating short digests of input data.

function, string)

Converts string to UTF-8 bytes, computes the digest with the specified algorithm, and returns a hex-encoded digest as a string.

algorithm can be one of "SHA1" or "SHA256". If you need to work with legacy systems, you can also specify "MD5". (MD5 is not recommended for new applications.)