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Cryptographic functions

The following list contains the functions that you can use to compute the secure hash of string values.

For information about using string and numeric fields in functions, and nesting functions, see Evaluation functions.

md5(X)

Description

This function computes and returns the MD5 hash of a string value X.

Usage

You can use this function with the eval, fieldformat, and where commands, and as part of eval expressions.

Basic examples

The following example returns a new field n with a message-digest (MD5) 128-bit hash value.

... | eval n=md5(field)


The following example creates a large random string.

| makeresults count=32768 | eval message=md5("". random()) | stats values(message) as message | eval message = mvjoin(message, "")

  • The makeresults command creates 32768 results with timestamps.
  • The eval command creates a new field called message:
    • The random function returns a random numeric field value for each of the 32768 results. The "". make the numeric number generated by the random function into a string value.
    • The md5 function creates a 128-bit hash value from the string value.
    • The results of the md5 function are placed into the message field created by the eval command.
  • The stats command with the values function is used to convert the individual random values into one multivalue result.
  • The eval command with the mvjoin function is used to combine the multivalue entry into a single value.

sha1(X)

Description

This function computes and returns the secure hash of a string value X based on the FIPS compliant SHA-1 hash function.

Usage

You can use this function with the eval, fieldformat, and where commands, and as part of eval expressions.

Basic example

... | eval n=sha1(field)


sha256(X)

Description

This function computes and returns the secure hash of a string value X based on the FIPS compliant SHA-256 hash function.

Usage

You can use this function with the eval, fieldformat, and where commands, and as part of eval expressions.

Basic example

... | eval n=sha256(field)


sha512(X)

Description

This function computes and returns the secure hash of a string value X based on the FIPS compliant SHA-512 hash function.

Usage

You can use this function with the eval, fieldformat, and where commands, and as part of eval expressions.

Basic example

... | eval n=sha512(field)

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 6.6.12, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.3.0


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