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decrypting an encrypted password field in SHA1

Thread began 6/05/2012 11:12 am by Roland Rogers | Last modified 6/05/2012 11:48 am by Jason Byrnes | 1489 views | 1 replies |

Roland Rogers

decrypting an encrypted password field in SHA1

I just built a new system using the DataBridge tools - very cool and should save a lot of time down the road. I decided to encrypt passwords in my new Users table using SHA1. It works flawlessly when setting it up, except when it comes time to update a record.

When the record is brought up in the update.php page the password is filled in as the full SHA1 key. If the password is not changed and "Save" is clicked the password field validation fails because it is the long key and not the unencrypted password.

How do I decrypt the password when the update page loads to pre-fill the password field with the existing password?

Is it a WebAssist process or a DreamWeaver one?

Any help appreciated!

- Roland (DW CS4, Windows Vista)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

SHA1 encryption is a one way encryption method and cannot be decrypted.

the update page is supposed to ignore the password field is a new one is not entered, this is a known bug though and will be corrected in the next update that is released.

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B Tonkin


Was this issue ever sorted in an update, Jason?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, this is corrected in the newest version of the Data Assist Security assist update user pages.

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