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Calculating MD5 Digest with iPhone SDK

September 22, 2008 By miketeo

The code originates from http://blog.andrewpaulsimmons.com/2008/07/md5-hash-on-iphone.html.
I have copied it here for mirroring purposes. Please express your appreciations to Andrew for his efforts.

#import <CommonCrypto/CommonDigest.h>

NSString* md5( NSString *str )
{
   const char *cStr = [str UTF8String];
   unsigned char result[CC_MD5_DIGEST_LENGTH];
   CC_MD5( cStr, strlen(cStr), result );
   return [NSString  stringWithFormat:
       @"%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X",
       result[0], result[1], result[2], result[3], result[4],
       result[5], result[6], result[7],
       result[8], result[9], result[10], result[11], result[12],
       result[13], result[14], result[15]
   ];
}
  1. Pascal Said,

    You’re missing a % in front of the format string, it should be: @”%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X%02X”

  2. miketeo Said,

    @Pascal: Thanks for pointing out the mistake. The error has been fixed.

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