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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] htpasswd problem
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:08:14 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jerome SCHLUMBERGER []
>Here is my problem :
>I building a script to allow user to change their password for 
>an Apache Basic Auth.
>I am running Win 2K OS with apache 1.3.24 and php 4.2.0

According to my apache book (Laurie & Laurie, 2nd edition, p110), "Win32
lacks an encryption function [so] passwords are stored as plaintext". Is
this still the case with Win 2K?

Basic Auth is pretty basic anyway - does it really matter if the
passwords are stored encrypted on the server when they are transmitted
in plaintext (practically) on the netwrok?

Owen Boyle
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>Any help would be super appreciated as I have been looking for 
>the solutions
>since 3 days ...
>Bye all
>Schlum, from Japan
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