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Name SHA256 File
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/991
Classification Text (Structured)
Description SHA256 is part of the family of SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm 2) hash functions which are designed by the United States National Security Agency. SHA256 prodcues a 256-but (32-byte) hash value. It can be used as a checksum to verify data integrity. The SHA256 file is a text document which contains single or multiple SHA1 values.
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 15 Feb 2017
Source description  
Last updated 15 Feb 2017
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