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Liquid sha1: How to Convert String to Sha1 Hash in Shopify

Thomas Nguyen
Thomas Nguyen Updated: April 08, 2023


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Liquid that is the most important tool for the Shopify store owners to build content of the website shops. This kind of tool which combines the tags, objects, and filters, which is the reason why the users enable loading dynamic data. The different types of Liquid features have different purposes. For example, tags is used to guide the templates know what to do, the objects is to display multiple contents on a page with multiple attributes. Finally, Liquid filters is the tool for the Shopify store owners to customize the output of those types of data numbers, strings, variables, and objects.

From the quotes, Strings filters are declared by wrapping the value of variables. Therefore, String is the way that online sellers to modify the data such as Number, Boolean, Nil, Array, and EmptyDrop. In addition, when converting a string to a different kind of Secure Hash Algorithm, it helps online sellers to protect their store’s passwords.

In the last article Liquid md5: How to Convert String to MD5 Hash in Shopify, we provide the basic information about one of the Hash Algorithm to ensure the password of the users is MD5 hashes.

Besides, there is a tool which is more secure and productive than MD5 is SHA-1. As a cryptographic hash function, SHA-1 or Secure Hash Algorithm 1 is the production of a 160-bit which is a 20-byte hash value from the input. The length of this hash data is just 40 digits. It is also known as a message digest which is rendered as a hexadecimal number. Especially from a string in files, the store owners can convert their string into this effective tool.

There is a free way to exchange a string into the SHA-1 like that by changing the theme codes. The Shopify store owners can follow this below guiding article Liquid sha1: How to Convert String to Sha1 Hash in Shopify because it includes simple steps for all the beginners in Shopify.

Liquid sha1: How to Convert String to Sha1 Hash in Shopify

Step 1: Input

The store owners enter the input by copying this below codes to convert a string into an SHA-1 hash.


{% assign my_secret_string = "ShopifyIsAwesome!" | sha1 %}
My encoded string is: {{ my_secret_string }}

Step 2: Output

The results after entering input should be like this:


My encoded string is: c7322e3812d3da7bc621300ca1797517c34f63b6


The main purpose of this kind of SHA-1 is data integrity and it is the most useful tool for the Shopify online sellers to make sure their passwords be protected. However, it is not perfect because there were some attacks in the past in early 2005. SHA-1 has weaknesses in not complicated the file preprocess and unexpected certain security problems in the first 20 rounds of math operations. This guiding article Liquid sha1: How to Convert String to Sha1 Hash in Shopify provides online merchants the main steps to convert a string into SHA-1. Besides, online merchants can read more about Liquidity in the following articles:

As the CTO of Avada, a company specializing in Marketing Automation Platform, I have over 10 years of experience in software development. I have successfully led Avada's technical team in creating innovative products for our clients.

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