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Old 05-09-2008, 06:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default md5 hashing and MD5Digest revisited

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In case anyone else falls down the hole of how to get a normal md5
string in Java:-

static public String sampleMD5Digest( byte[] plainText, byte[] digestData ) throws CryptoException, IOException

// Create an instance of the digest algorithm
MD5Digest digest = new MD5Digest();

// Create the digest output stream for easy use
DigestOutputStream digestStream = new DigestOutputStream( digest, null );

// Write the text to the stream
digestStream.write( plainText );

// Copy the digest data to the digestData byte array and
// return the length
digest.getDigest( digestData, 0 );

String md5s = new String("");
for (int i=0;i <16 ; i++)

if (((digestData[i]) & 0xff) < 16) //toHexString returns single digit!!
md5s +="0";
md5s += Integer.toHexString((digestData[i]) & 0xff);


return md5s;
Old 05-09-2008, 07:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the snippet. Might be useful in the future.

Maybe a Mod can create a new sticky thread for collecting useful code snippets...
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