Hi; sorry to bother the list with this, but I don't know where else to send
I'm writing an authorization module which gives folks the option of using
the mysql password() function to store hashed passwords. I searched for a
c-api function that would do this processing locally, but I can't find one.
As far as I can tell, the only way to get the output of the password
function is a query like:
select password('my arbitrary string')
but this makes me a little queasy since the query may be logged and will
probably be world-readable in the log by default.
So, I wonder:
1) are there any plans to include password() hashing in the api?
2) what hash function is mysql actually using, such that I can implement it
myself, and is it stable enough that it doesn't change over time?