Hash a password with salt

la.plume Micro CMS version 10.3 onwards

For earlier versions process your password here »

Enter your password and salt then press 'Salt & Hash'.

Allowed special characters: $ ! _ % ^ ? * + = @ ~ # [ ] { } ( )

Hashing and salting for passwords

Hashing a password converts it into a long hexadecimal number that is difficult to decode, especially with added salt.

Logging in to a password-protected page is done using the actual password (un-hashed). The system then hashes it and checks that it matches the original [salted and hashed] version. The actual password should still be hard to 'guess' - not a memorable word but a meaningless mix of characters, eg:


Mix both upper and lower case letters with numerals and keyboard symbols.

The salt can be a few random characters.

Make sure you have copied / saved (i) the [salted and hashed] password generated by this page, (ii) your original password, and (iii) your 'salt'. The original password is used to login to admin, not the [salted and hashed] version. The [salted and hashed] password and 'salt' are both required when installing la.plume Micro CMS.

Page last modified: January 26, 2015