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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-4483) Provide a way to change the hash algorithm used by BUILTIN authentication
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:08:27 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-4483:

To make it easier to choose another algorithm than the default, we may want to handle derby.authentication.builtin.algorithm
more like derby.database.sqlAuthorization during database creation. If d.d.sqlAuthorization
is set as a system property when a database is created, its value will be persisted in the
database. This way it will be possible to change the algorithm at database creation time without
executing any SQL statements.

> Provide a way to change the hash algorithm used by BUILTIN authentication
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-4483
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4483
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Services
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Assignee: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For:
>         Attachments: comments.diff, derby-4483-1a.diff, derby-4483-1a.stat, derby-4483-2a.diff,
derby-4483-2a.stat, errormsg.diff, experiment.diff, releaseNote.html, releaseNote.html, toHexByte.diff,
> The BUILTIN authentication scheme protects the passwords by hashing them with the SHA-1
algorithm. It would be nice to have way to specify a different algorithm so that users can
take advantage of new, stronger algorithms provided by their JCE provider if so desired.

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