Salt Shaker

Developer

thotbox

3rd Party (Free)


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2

Compatibility

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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher

Requirements

  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Plugin

Tags

ExpressionEngine plugin which encrypts a string using a custom salt key.

Description

ExpressionEngine plugin which encrypts a string using a custom salt key.

Installation

Copy the “salt_shaker” folder to your /system/expressionengine/third_party folder.

Usage

Use {exp:salt_shaker salt=‘random_salt_key’}content you want salted{/exp:salt_shaker} to output salted contents.

The salt can be anything, however I recommend grabbing a random alphanumeric from https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm for best results.

Examples

{exp:salt_shaker salt='T8asKa2PJOTwVCbvjEoZkPGANea2JQUouWh2wLh3tf0DglUOJCyOGBgBfaB1TTb'}teststring{/exp:salt_shaker}

This would return:

f56c623464c7a221b20dabd1d4b3faa9

Practical Uses

The sky’s the limit in terms of application. I initially put this together to generate unique license keys based on member usernames for a project I’m working on.

For super basic DRM, the client would send the username and license key, and serverside I’d match it against:

{exp:salt_shaker salt='random_salt_key'}{username}{/exp:salt_shaker}

In this situation, the salt would never be exposed to the client, and since EE usernames are unique, the resulting license key would also be unique.

Salt Shaker Links

This entry was created November 4, 2014, 4:29 pm.
This entry was last updated November 4, 2014, 4:29 pm.

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