Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Security    
Latest version: v1.2.1

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All hashing and crypto is done by Go library packages. This is only a utility package to make the process described easier.


goArgonPass is a Argon2 Password utility package for Go using the crypto library package Argon2. Argon2 was the winner of the most recent Password Hashing Competition and doesn't suffer from issues that Bcrypt has such as truncating input over 72 characters. This is designed for use anywhere password hashing and verification might be needed and is intended to replace implementations using bcrypt or Scrypt. The string input/output format was designed to be compatible with Passlib for Python and Argon2 PHP, and you should have full compatibility using the argon2i function, but will not be able to use argon2id, which is the default for this pacakge until those libraries are updated to support it. I encourage you to find the parameters that work best for your application, but the defaults are resonable for an interactive use such as a web application login.

The default Argon2 function is Argon2id, which is a hybrid version of Argon2 combining Argon2i and Argon2d. Argon2id is side-channel resistant and provides better brute- force cost savings due to time-memory tradeoffs than Argon2i, but Argon2i is still plenty secure.

IETF Recommendation is:

Argon2id variant with t=1 and maximum available memory is recommended as a default setting for all environments. This setting is secure against side-channel attacks and maximizes adversarial costs on dedicated bruteforce hardware.

Get Started

go get github.com/dwin/goArgonPass

See example/example.go:

import (


func main() {
    // Obtain user password from form or other input
    userPassInput := "password"

    // Hash with Default Parameters
    hash, err := argonpass.Hash(userPassInput)
    if err != nil {
        // Handle Error
    fmt.Println("Hash Output: ", hash)
    // Verify Hash
    err = argonpass.Verify(userPassInput, hash)
    if err != nil {
        fmt.Println("Hash verification error: ", err)
    fmt.Println("Hash verified")

Output Format

$ argon2id$v=19$m=65536,t=1,p=4$in2Oi1x57p0=$FopwSR12aLJ9OGPw1rKU5K5osAOGxOJzxC/shk+i850=

$ argon2{function(i/id)}$v={version}$m={memory},t={time},p={parallelism}${salt(base64)}${digest(base64)}

Other Notes

Custom Parameters

Set Custom Parameters by passing ArgonParams{} to Hash().

Parameter Type Default Valid Range
Time uint32 1 >= 1
Memory uint32 65536 >= 1024
Parallelism uint8 4 1-64
OutputSize uint32 1 16-512
Function ArgonVariant ArgonVariant2id ArgonVariant2id - ArgonVariant2i
SaltSize uint8 8 8-64
type ArgonParams struct {
    Time        uint32
    Memory      uint32
    Parallelism uint8
    OutputSize  uint32
    Function    ArgonVariant
    SaltSize    uint8