FAQ: Bcrypt - Using `bcrypt` to Hash Passwords

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I typed this, in Topic “Bcrypt: Using bcrypt to Hash Passwords” :

const passwordHash = async (password, saltRounds) => {
  try {} catch (err) {};

When I click on “Check Work”, i received this message :

Incorrect:Did you use proper syntax and add a semi-colon at the end of the function?

I have same message in adding linefeeds between brackets…

Anyone have a solution ?

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Same. And no error message mom: I didn’t forget to put a semi colon at the end of my try catch block…I’m also wearing a sweatshirt it’s chilly outside. I reported it and I can’t get past step one. Unless I do the ol’ replace with code solution.

Same issue, anybody already solve this ??

If you too are getting the error about using proper syntax and adding a semi-colon in the first step, add return null; after the catch block and it will let you pass.

const passwordHash = async (password, saltRounds) => {
  try {

  } catch (err) {

  return null;

Hope Codecademy fixes this issue since there’s no indication of returning null in the first step.

Adding the return null; statement after the try/catch block is the fourth and final step of this exercise, not sure why it’s testing for it in the first step :confused: