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Old 09-30-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
wbuik
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Secure storage of passwords for Postfix and Courier IMAP


I am setting up a mail server which stores user information in SQL database. I would like to insure that the password information does not get compromised if the database is hacked so I would like to somehow encrypt the password data. I do not know much about cryptography, so I ask what the more secure methods of password storage are, and which ones are compatible with the Postfix MTA and Courier IMAP?
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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You should be storing the encrypted passwords in your database in any case, and postfix/courier will then authenticate against this. Should be OK from security perspective.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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I am curious as to what type of encryption I should use to protect the actual passwords in the database?
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