This tutorial will guide you on how to hash a string by using OpenSSL’s RIPEMD hash function. This tutorial will create two C++ example files which will compile and run in Ubuntu environment.

  1. Here are the openssl RIPEMD sample source code.

    Example #1: ripemd_sample1.cpp


    Example #2: ripemd_sample2.cpp

  2. Let’s try to compile both sample cpp files and you should observe the following output screenshot.
    ~$ gcc ripemd_sample1.cpp -o sample1 -lcrypto
    ~$ ./sample1
    RIPEMD160 digest: 98c615784ccb5fe5936fbc0cbe9dfdb408d92f0f
    ~$ gcc ripemd_sample2.cpp -o sample2 -lcrypto
    ~$ ./sample2
    RIPEMD160 digest: 98c615784ccb5fe5936fbc0cbe9dfdb408d92f0f
    Note: -lcrypto will include the crypto library from openssl