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[closed] Per-backend-user password salting
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Author:  tomphantoo [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  [closed] Per-backend-user password salting

It's good that password salting is coming for backend users.

I have 1.10-beta1, and there at least, the process uses the same salt (or none) for everyone. AFAIK, it's more secure to use per-person salting, even when someone malicious can access the tabled password data, hence the individual salts. Can't run all the users against a single dictionary (or whatever).

I've modded mine to append a random 8-byte salt to each user's 32-byte md5 hash. The space is already there in the database field. Takes only about a dozen extra lines of code total, for password creation and validation (the latter handling hash-only or hash+salt, according to what's stored).

Worth doing generally?

Author:  Rolf [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Per-backend-user password salting

Hi tomphantoo

Thanks for helping us out testing ;)
tomphantoo \tomphantoo:
Worth doing generally?
Not at this moment...

Grtz. Rolf

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