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From:Chris Wilson Date:January 29 2002 4:44pm
Subject:Re: MySQL PASSWORD function
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I think mysql uses the system crypt() function. This is, no-doubt, available
through some well hidden Java class. Just do "man crypt" to learn about


On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 10:59:55 -0500
John Kemp <jkemp@stripped> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I can't find a description of the algorithm used in the mySQL PASSWROD 
> function. I understand it's a hashing algorithm of some kind, but I 
> don't know which algorithm (and I suspect it's *not* MD5.)
> Can anyone tell me what algorithm PASSWORD uses? The reason I ask is 
> that we're trying to implement role-based security using our existing 
> MySQL table of users, accessed via Java Servlet auth functions, which 
> can read the User table through JDBC. BUT.... they don't know anything 
> about PASSWORD-encrypted passwords, so I need to write something that 
> hashes the password entered in the same way MySQL hashes a password (or 
> abandon the use of servlet auth :-)
> Any clues?
> John Kemp,
> Director, Software Development
> Streetmail Inc.
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