PasswordHashOMatic is broken!

The Verify() in this class is broken. The hashedPassword passed to Convert.FromBase64(hashedPassword) is never valid.

I can’t get passed this part of the M220N course without this class working. Who can help resolve this issue?

using System;
using System.Security.Cryptography;

namespace M220N
public static class PasswordHashOMatic
    private const int SaltSize = 16;
    private const int HashSize = 20;
    private const int Iterations = 1000;

    public static string Hash(string password)
        byte[] salt;
        new RNGCryptoServiceProvider().GetBytes(salt = new byte[SaltSize]);

       var pbkdf2 = new Rfc2898DeriveBytes(password, salt, Iterations);
       var hash = pbkdf2.GetBytes(HashSize);

       var hashBytes = new byte[SaltSize + HashSize];
       Array.Copy(salt, 0, hashBytes, 0, SaltSize);
       Array.Copy(hash, 0, hashBytes, SaltSize, HashSize);

       return Convert.ToBase64String(hashBytes);

    public static bool Verify(string password, string hashedPassword)
        var hashBytes = Convert.FromBase64String(hashedPassword);

        var salt = new byte[SaltSize];
        Array.Copy(hashBytes, 0, salt, 0, SaltSize);

        var pbkdf2 = new Rfc2898DeriveBytes(password, salt, Iterations);

        byte[] hash = pbkdf2.GetBytes(HashSize);

        for (var i = 1; i < HashSize; i++)
            if (hashBytes[i + SaltSize] != hash[i])
                return false;

        return true;

Hi @Don_Krause :wave:.
Can you please post a screenshot of the error that you are getting while executing the same?

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Sourabh Bagrecha,
Curriculum Services Engineer

I figured out the problem. I needed to Hash the password before sending it to Convert.FromBase64String.