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[Encrypt_HMAC] generates a keyed hash message authentication code for a given input and password. The tag requires a -Password parameter which specifies the key for the hash and a -Token parameter which specifies the text message which is to be hashed. These parameters should be specified as a string or as a byte stream.

The digest algorithm used for the hash can be specified using an optional -Digest parameter. The digest algorithm defaults to MD5. SHA1 is another common option. However, any of the digest algorithms returned by [Cipher_List: -Digest] can be used.

The output is a byte stream by default. -Base64 specifies the output should be a Base64 encoded string. -Hex specifies the output should be a hex format string like 0x0123456789abcdef. -Cram specifies the output should be in a cram hex format like 0123456789ABCDEF.

Note that [Encrypt_CramMD5] is equivalent to using this tag with the parameters -Digest='MD5' and -Cram.

  • Syntax
Encrypt_HMAC('password', 'token')

Encrypt_HMAC('password', 'token', -Digest='sha1')

Encrypt_HMAC('password', 'token', -Digest='sha1', -Base64)
  • Beginner

This example takes two local string variables #password and #token, as parameters, and hashes them using Secure Hash Algorithm SHA-1 encryption and Base64 encoding for use in a URL.

The results use local('password' = 'key for the hash') and local('token' = 'text message which is to be hashed')


var(hashed_result = Encrypt_HMAC(
        -token = 'text message which is to be hashed', 
        -password =  'key for the hash', 



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