MD5digest (String function)

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16-byte MD5 digest (String class)

The MD5digest intrinsic function that returns the 16-byte (always) binary string that is the MD5 digest (hash) of the method object string.


%outString = string:MD5digest

Syntax terms

%outString A string variable to receive the MD5 digest of the method object string.
string The string to which the method is applied.

Usage notes

  • MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) is a well-known cryptographic hashing function which is used in the Janus Network Security product for digital signatures. A complete explanation of MD5 hashing can easily be found on the Internet.
  • MD5digest is available for use by Model 204 7.5 or higher or Janus Network Security customers.
  • The 16-byte MD5 hash of a string is typically expressed as a 32-digit hex value.


In the following example, the output string from the MD5digest method is converted to hex using the StringToHex intrinsic method:

printText {~} is {'this is a test':md5digest:stringtohex}

The result is:

'this is a test':md5digest:stringtohex is 9034E10B7993EB846B6D127070E71E25

See also