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package org.jasypt.util.password;




Common interface for all util classes aimed at password encryption.

Author(s):
Daniel Fernández Garrido
Since:
1.2
public interface PasswordEncryptor {

    
    
Encrypts (digests) a password.

Parameters:
password the password to be encrypted.
Returns:
the resulting digest.
    public String encryptPassword(String password);

    
    
Checks an unencrypted (plain) password against an encrypted one (a digest) to see if they match.

Parameters:
plainPassword the plain password to check.
encryptedPassword the digest against which to check the password.
Returns:
true if passwords match, false if not.
    public boolean checkPassword(String plainPassword
            String encryptedPassword);
    
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