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password_needs_rehash

(PHP 5 >= 5.5.0, PHP 7)

password_needs_rehashChecks if the given hash matches the given options

Description

password_needs_rehash ( string $hash , mixed $algo [, array $options ] ) : bool

This function checks to see if the supplied hash implements the algorithm and options provided. If not, it is assumed that the hash needs to be rehashed.

Parameters

hash

A hash created by password_hash().

algo

A password algorithm constant denoting the algorithm to use when hashing the password.

options

An associative array containing options. See the password algorithm constants for documentation on the supported options for each algorithm.

Return Values

Returns true if the hash should be rehashed to match the given algo and options, or false otherwise.

Changelog

Version Description
7.4.0 The algo parameter expects a string now, but still accepts ints for backward compatibility.

Examples

Example #1 Usage of password_needs_rehash()

<?php

$password = 'rasmuslerdorf';
$hash = '$2y$10$YCFsG6elYca568hBi2pZ0.3LDL5wjgxct1N8w/oLR/jfHsiQwCqTS';

// The cost parameter can change over time as hardware improves
$options = array('cost' => 11);

// Verify stored hash against plain-text password
if (password_verify($password, $hash)) {
    // Check if a newer hashing algorithm is available
    // or the cost has changed
    if (password_needs_rehash($hash, PASSWORD_DEFAULT, $options)) {
        // If so, create a new hash, and replace the old one
        $newHash = password_hash($password, PASSWORD_DEFAULT, $options);
    }

    // Log user in
}
?>

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