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From "Jan Lehnardt (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2066) Don't allow stupid storage of passwords
Date Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:59:19 GMT

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Jan Lehnardt commented on COUCHDB-2066:
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Since 1.3.0, CouchDB uses PBKDF2 for password hashing for user accounts.

CouchDB will accept the old sha+salt format to not break BC, since it was introduced in a
minor version update.

Users are discouraged to use the old sha/salt ones though, we just kept the API intact.

What we should do, though, is adding a transparent layer to turn sha+salt-style PWs into pbkdf2
PWs transparently.

I’m not sure how to swing that without a API BC break, and we should run this plan by a
proper cryptographer.



> Don't allow stupid storage of passwords
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2066
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2066
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>            Reporter: Isaac Z. Schlueter
>
> If a password_sha/salt combination is PUT into the _users db, wrap that up in PBKDF2.
> Discussion:
> https://twitter.com/janl/status/434818855626502144
> https://twitter.com/izs/status/434835388213899264
> https://twitter.com/janl/status/434835614790586368



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