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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_authn_dbd encrypted password?!
Date Wed, 28 Jun 2006 16:17:02 GMT
Crypt::MD5 supports Apache md5.

Bill

Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 6/27/06, Chris Liles <Chris.Liles@air2web.com> wrote:
>> After looking at the perl script suggested by Joshua, I see that I can 
>> use crypt(), so I tested and it works. Of course postgres doesn't have 
>> a crypt() function :( I really want to be able to just insert in the 
>> database like crypt('plaintext') and have postgres handle the hashing. 
>> Is there a way in the config to change the auth module to expect a md5 
>> hash instead of a crypt, or even plaintext?
> 
> No.  There is an md5-based algorithm available, but it requires use of
> a salt and a special apache-specific marker.  You can't just md5-has
> the password.
> 
> I don't know much about postgres, but to hash passwords you're either
> going to need a language that can reproduce the algorithms used by
> apache (as in the examples I sent you), or you're going to need to
> call an external program to generate the hashes as Nick suggests.
> 
> Joshua.
> 
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