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From Nate Gordon <>
Subject Re: login API with MD5 is not working
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:23:42 GMT
CloudStack changed password encoding in 4.2 (I believe, but I seem to
remember, but can't find documentation that it changed in 4.1) such that it
no longer assumes that passwords are MD5s coming in. It instead expects
that passwords are passed as plain text and are encoded by CS internally
according to how it is configured to store passwords. Documentation is at:

This threw me off as well and applies to both logins and user/account



On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:02 AM, Tejas Gadaria <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to login in to CS 4.3 though login API.
> I am passing MD5 hash (1st) in password that works fine with CS 4.0.2 but
> same doesn't works well with CS 4.3. Then I try to pass password in plain
> text ( 2nd) & it worked, Is this a bug?
> Both APIs are given below,
> 1)
> 2)
> Regards,
> Tejas


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