Hash Value


  • A unique, identifying number of a file calculated by a hash algorithm, e.g. MD5.  1
  • A computed numerical value that represents a “digest” of the content of a file. If and only if two documents are identical to the letter will they return the same hash value. The Hash value is used as part of a digital signature and to compare document content in the de-duping process.


  1. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.