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Python replacement for PHP's sha1 [ edit | history ]
# Python 2.5+
import hashlib
hashlib.sha1("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back".encode()).hexdigest()

# pre-2.5, removed in Python 3
import sha
sha.sha("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back").hexdigest()

PHP sha1

PHP original manual for sha1 [ show | ]


(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

sha1Calculate the sha1 hash of a string


string sha1 ( string $str [, bool $raw_output= false ] )

Calculates the sha1 hash of str using the » US Secure Hash Algorithm 1.



The input string.


If the optional raw_output is set to TRUE, then the sha1 digest is instead returned in raw binary format with a length of 20, otherwise the returned value is a 40-character hexadecimal number. Defaults to FALSE.

Return Values

Returns the sha1 hash as a string.


Version Description
5.0.0 The raw_output parameter was added.


Example #1 A sha1() example


if (
sha1($str) === 'd0be2dc421be4fcd0172e5afceea3970e2f3d940') {
"Would you like a green or red apple?";

See Also

  • sha1_file() - Calculate the sha1 hash of a file
  • crc32() - Calculates the crc32 polynomial of a string
  • md5() - Calculate the md5 hash of a string
  • hash() - Generate a hash value (message digest)