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By default that uses 400 iterations, the current recommended is 10,000. Try it again with 10,000.



Indeed: 28 seconds with 10,000 iterations. I assumed Django was iterating 400 times. I was wrong. Thanks for correcting.


Django have been upping the iterations in each release, it's 15,000 in 1.7 and by 1.9 will be 24,000. 500 password checks saturates a core i5 4670 for 25 seconds: http://tech.marksblogg.com/passwords-in-django.html#why-are-...




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