Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of AdminApplication


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Timestamp:
07/12/06 05:57:19 (9 years ago)
Author:
Lllama
Comment:

Removed flame bait and added security suggestions

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    55=== Passwords ===
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    7 One FAQ about the admin app is how to create new users. In particular how to set the password. It has been decided (and mooted on the lists) that the password field will only accept password hashes rather than plain text password. The problem is how does one generate these hashes. The following script will generate passwords on the command line. Run it with: {{{python <scriptname> <password>}}} and you'll get the correct output to paste into the admin app. IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTE: Users of insecure operating systems (such as Linux) will have the plaintext password in their shell history. ;-)
     7One FAQ about the admin app is how to create new users. In particular how to set the password. It has been decided (and mooted on the lists) that the password field will only accept password hashes rather than plain text password. The problem is how does one generate these hashes. The following script will generate passwords on the command line. Run it with: {{{python <scriptname> <password>}}} and you'll get the correct output to paste into the admin app. IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTE: The password will turn up as plain text in your shell history, so take appropriate measures: change permissions, get an administrator you can trust or tweak the script not to use the command line.
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