Tag Archives: password

Spring Security delegating password encoder

The new DelegatingPasswordEncoder provides support for multiple PasswordEncoder implementations, many of which are available in Spring Boot applications with default configuration. This makes it possible to select an algorithm at run time and to have a database containing password hashes with different algorithms.

Hashing and Salting passwords with Spring Security PasswordEncoder

Getting the details right when implementing password storage is critical. Some hash algorithms are vulnerable or just not suited to password hashing. If the salt is too short or predictable, it may be possible to retrieve the password from the hash. Any number of subtle bugs in coding could result in a password database that is vulnerable in one way or another. Fortunately, Spring Security includes password hashing out of the box. What’s more, since version 3.1, Spring Security automatically takes care of salting too.