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What is the data encryption / hashing key management method used in Magento 2?

I found this question Encryption Method Used by Magento Enterprise, however, is the same method used on Magento 2 Community Edition?

I think admin account passwords are hashed using MD5 if I'm not wrong...

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Magento 2 use the Secure Hash Algorithm SHA-256 to hash all data that does not require decryption and Advanced Encryption Standard AES-256 is used to encrypt all data that requires decryption.


  • What about the MD5, is that not used anywhere?
    – Greg
    Jul 13, 2018 at 15:32

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