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API update - Session IDs

Hi everyone

This notice is for anyone using the Inkbunny API.

We have changed from a simple 4-bit per character md5 style session ID, to a 6 bit per character sha512 hash.

The effect is that all "sid" session ID values will be much longer and contain a wider range of characters.

Example md5 hash (old sid): 9e107d9d372bb6826bd81d3542a419d6

Example sha512 hash (new sid): UX8ScxaAoJI2i9WvhUSrHw6vVzJFkCZ3-4vsbiRmA,kylJ4C0DY5qT0T5sGmPX2Ixyiimn0Yn-,QKxVqIzE4T2

Please note that sha512 hashes in 6 bit mode contain the full range of alphanumeric characters, including capitals and lowercase, but also the comma and dash characters.

This shouldn't pose any problems unless you have set the sid in your programs to be a particular variable type (it used to be hexadecimal values only), or if you happen to run any kind of sanity checking on sid values.

Please report any issues this latest update causes with your use of the API.

Thanks!

IB
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BunnyFoxglove
4 years, 8 months ago
I think this just broke my app :<

I'll have to look into fixing it.
Jewel
4 years, 8 months ago
I'm really glad you support developers so much.

I just wish I had more extra time!
GilPix
4 years, 8 months ago
I wanted to ask about the "Crowd". Me and my friend tried using it but we could not make a new Crowd. Is there some step we are missing or is it incomplete?
starling
4 years, 8 months ago
Yeah that's an incomplete feature from a future update that accidentally got in to the latest release. :P It has been removed from the live site now but will return when it is finished.
GilPix
4 years, 8 months ago
Alright, thank you for the reply on my question. Looking forward to whatever the Crowd may bring about.
Most likely turf wars. :P
ButtercupSaiyan
4 years, 8 months ago
Good job on the newest features!
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