Data To Hash
Using this action you can generate a SHA-256 hash from a string.
The SHA (Secure Hash Algorithm) is one of the many cryptographic hash functions. A cryptographic hash is like a signature for a text or a data file. SHA-256 algorithm generates an almost-unique, fixed-size 256-bit (32-byte) hash. Hash is a one way function – it cannot be decrypted back.
When working with sensitive data like passwords you should never clearly save the data into a database. In case someone unauthorized gains access to the database all passwords could be obtained. For that reason the data should also be encrypted beforehand and when you want to validate a client you should use the password provided by the user, encrypt it, and compare that to the already encrypted one from the database.
Provide a text that will be encrypted using SHA-256.
The token name where the hash will be stored.