May 26, 2018

Perl module for handling hashed passwords/passphrases as objects

This is the base class for a system of objects that encapsulate passphrases. An object of this type is a passphrase recogniser its job is to recognise whether an offered passphrase is the right one. For security, such passphrase recognisers usually do not themselves know the passphrase they are looking for; they can merely recognise it when they see it. There are many schemes in use to achieve this effect, and the intent of this class is to provide a consistent interface to them all, hiding the details.

The CPAN package AuthenPassphrase contains implementations of several specific passphrase schemes in addition to the base class.

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