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Advice on creating a "Forgotten Password?" function?

Thread began 1/30/2017 5:17 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 2/03/2017 3:12 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | 1033 views | 8 replies

Nathon Jones Web Design

I've never really understood encryption. In the case of a password, does that mean that what's stored in the database isn't the actual password itself? So when a user types their password into a password form field and submits it, a function converts that into the encrypted...what?....series of letter, numbers, characters etc and if it matches then they're in?

Can't the encryption be worked out, or is it a case of infinitesimal combinations that would take years to work out?

So should this just be applied to passwords or ALL user data in a database? Sounds like it should be the later.

I have Data Bride and Data Assist. How do I access these options?

Thank you.

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