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01-24-2007, 08:08 AM
I want to store password in encrypted format(Non visible i.e *** ) in mysql tables?
Please help me !
01-24-2007, 10:14 AM
use md5('the password');
01-24-2007, 10:33 AM
use SHA1 and not MD5, it is more secure. You will need your password field to be of type char(40) to hold SHA1 passwords.
01-24-2007, 11:30 AM
here's some more info:
01-31-2007, 07:34 PM
If you are going to use md5 then apply a salt to the password before calling md5. That will make the md5 method more secure.
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