Ho to install SHA-1 support for PostgreSQL

by Wolfram Saringer  (2012-01-17)
last change: 2012-01-17

In the PostgreSQL source directory:
cd contrib/pgcrypto
make; make install

start psql and create a utility function:

psql -Upostgres template1

-- for Postgres < 9.1:
template1=# \i contrib/pgcrypto/pgcrypto.sql
-- for Postgres >= 9.1:
template1=# CREATE EXTENSION pgcrypto;

-- common part:
template1=# CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION sha1(varchar) returns text AS '
SELECT encode(digest($1::bytea, ''sha1''), ''hex'')

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