[pmwiki-users] More on AuthUser

Dominique Faure dominique.faure at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 17:02:02 CST 2006

On 3/3/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 05:56:11PM +0100, Dominique Faure wrote:
> > > i.e. moving the prefix to the password option. But I know, it's maybe
> > > not what everyone wants anyway...
> > >
> >
> > Why not use the salt marker '$' as a password prefix to make
> > distinction between user, @group and $password despite that this could
> > provide headaches with PHP string handling?
> Not all PHP installations and configurations use '$' as the salt
> marker.  (I suppose PmWiki could add it in those cases where PHP doesn't
> provide, and remove it on the other side.)
> Plus, it's totally not intuitive to people using ?action=attr to have
> to add '$' or 'pass:' in front of a string to tell PmWiki "this is
> a password".

That's but what they alredy did when they copy/paste the result of the
?action=crypt, no?


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