You should store user passwords as strong, cryptographic hashes.
Storing user passwords as plain text will result in a massive security breach if your database is compromised. To reduce this risk, store only the hash digest of each password. When a user authenticates, re-compute the hash and compare it with the stored hash.
Be sure to salt your passwords hashes too.
import bcrypt password = "ab9bb555-afc4-49f0-94cb-e58765e5693b" salt = bcrypt.gensalt() # This is the value you should store in the database. hashed = bcrypt.hashpw(password, salt) # This is how you check a password once a re-enters is. if bcrypt.checkpw(password, hashed): print("Password entered correctly")