setting encrypted password for a user
bored_to_death85 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 24 09:23:08 UTC 2013
thank you for your answers,
so if we can't set password by just having MD5, I have to change the sender program to calculate and send hash of the passwords using salt. thus:
- ...does anyone know how "salt" is being used in FreeBSD
crypt for encryption? is it a simple concatenation,etc or it's more
complex than that?
On Monday, December 23, 2013 6:20 AM, "Teske, Devin" <Devin.Teske at fisglobal.com> wrote:
>On Dec 22, 2013, at 4:55 PM, RW wrote:
>> On Sun, 22 Dec 2013 05:47:08 +0000
>> Teske, Devin wrote:
>>> On Dec 21, 2013, at 9:36 PM, M. V. wrote:
>>>> I'm using FreeBSD-8.2. I have a program which sends "MD5
>>>> of the new password" of a user to me, and I want to reset user's
>>>> password with it. I realized I can use "chpass" to set encrypted
>>>> password for a user, but it needs salt and I couldn't make it work
>>>> without it. so I wanted to know:
>>>> - can I set user's password in FreeBSD if I have only MD5 of the
>>>> password? how?
>>> echo 'MD5-HASH' | pw usermod username -H 0
>> Presumably that's just a way inserting the salted hash. If
>> you simply have the md5 of a password it shouldn't be possible to
>> create a password entry.
>RW is correct, if what is sent to you does not look like "$1$blah$moreblah"
>then you don't have a hash, but a digest. You cannot turn a digest into a
>hash because that would require getting at the data that was digested.
>The ``echo ... | pw ...'' command I gave is only going to work if you have a
>hash (looks like "$1$blah$moreblah") and not a digest (looks like "blah").
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