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Old 11-16-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
adnanm
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Hi,

I am running SUSE 10.0 and I have have a phpBB forum. The questions is I would like to be able to use usernames and passwords from my shadow file for my forum, so my users can have one username and password for their linux account and forum.

Any ideas?

regards,
Adnan M.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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Any ideas?
Yeah, don't do that....huge security risk.

shadow has passwords encrypted with a one-way hash, so the actual passwd is never stored on disk.
phpBB stores passwords in plain text in a DB, which may be vulnerable to SQL injection, sniffing, and a multitude of other attacks.

Don't compromise the security of your system by doing this.
 
  


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