password encoding flavours

Stefan Winter stefan.winter at
Mon Apr 16 14:35:52 CEST 2007


currently in the process of migrating to 1.1.6 and the User-Password 
replacements. We used to have several entries, and for some of them I'm not 
really sure what to do with... if someone could add some clarity to that it 
would be highly appreciated!

User-Password := something   => Cleartext-Password := something
Crypt-Password := unixcrypt => Crypt-Password := unixcrypt

(these are easy)

Crypt-Password := $1$somethingveryweird => SMD5-Password := somethingveryweird

(stripping the header, and $1$ meands MD5 with 12-character salt, right?)

Crypt-Password := $2a$somethingveryweirdandevenlonger => ????-Password := 

(no clue here... read that $2a$ is a Blowfish crypt, but there is no 
Blowfish-Password attribute, but apparently right now with 1.1.3 it works 




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