Generate a SHA1-HMAC

Published: 2018-04-12 08:35:04 +0000
Categories: Python,




SHA1-HMAC's are often used by API's (and in tokenisation) as a means to prove control over a shared secret. They allow proof of control without sending the secret over the network.


from hashlib import sha1
import hmac

def createSha1HMAC(signstr,secret):
    ''' Create a SHA1-HMAC of signstr
    hashedver =,signstr,sha1)
    return hashedver.digest().encode('hex')

Usage Example

createSha1HMAC('I Will Sign This String','MySuperS3cr37 key')


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