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From "J. Greenlees" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ------------ ** Basic Auth Encription On WinXP
Date Sun, 05 Jan 2003 09:46:08 GMT
did you keep the "key" paypal sent you for decrypting their messages?
and you are aware that crypt cannot un encode a password?
you have to actually put paypal's encrypted password into your auth file 
  and encrypt your basic auth with the ++++exact same hash++++ or you 
will never get the exact same string to compare and match.

Mayl Support wrote:
> How's it going folks.
> Wondering if anyone could help me on this:
> I'm running Apache on WinXP. Everything works great...except...
> I use the htpasswd.exe file to create users and passwords just fine.
> It seems to default to MD5-  I want to use the -d switch (which is just 
> Encrypt) mode.
> It's stuck on MD5 however I can use the other modes just fine.
> I'm using paypals user name and password subscriptions. It provides the 
> user name and passwords automaticly. It sends it to my files just 
> fine....the problem is apache doesn't seem to understand the encryption 
> that paypal is using.
> example:
> If I make a user name and password, it looks like this:
>     joeblow:$ddj323342f.....H8di&$o2390ui%#psf9083ioJF
> When paypal encrypts it, it looks like this:
>     joeblow:Jf8kjdj92JJfj^%8f
> So naturally, when apache goes and trys to decrypt it at login time, the 
> password doesn't match.
> Here's my .htaccess code:
> AuthName "foo bar Membership Access"
> AuthType Basic
> AuthUserFile e:/passwordfile
> AuthGroupFile e:/websites/4900pass/null
> require valid-user
> any suggestions?
> RG

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