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2answers
226 views

What are the Pros and Cons for password recovery change links in email?

Although a lot of sites still send your password in plain text through email, there has been a push to send a web page url instead. But how can that be any more secure than the password in clear ...
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1answer
185 views

Password protecting dynamic URLs in Apache

I am handling many logical files request using the Apache server. To make the path simple I have used mod_rewrite in the httpd.conf. Now I am planning to enforce authentication on these logical file ...
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5answers
138 views

How do webmasters store and keep track of their passwords [closed]

I'm developing a site for the first time, and I'm trying to work out the best way to store and track all the accounts/passwords e.g. Server passwords, ftp passwords, API passwords (FB, Google, ...
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4answers
207 views

Webhosting company able to unhash passwords?

Tonight I was using the cPanel of a web-site I host and when I went to change the password I received a warning that I couldn't change the password to my desired password because it was too similar to ...
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3answers
288 views

Why do websites require retyping the password upon user error in a registration form?

Many times, when you fill out a registration form and miss a required field, the form reloads with all the fields filled out except for the password which you have to retype. I'm wondering if I ...
2
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1answer
64 views

Password protected website

I need to add a user authentication page before the actual homepage of the website. In Joomla! I just set the website offline and the offline page loads in place of the homepage but then it's ...
0
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0answers
193 views

SIMPLEST way to set up password protection for a static site, with basic admin UI?

I have a static site. I would like the simplest approach to password protecting a directory, with a basic admin UI for adding/removing users. I will have so few users that I don't care about ...
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2answers
182 views

Proper password handling for login

I have read a lot about PHP login security recently, but many questions on Stack Overflow regarding security are outdated. I understand bcrypt is one of the best ways of hashing passwords today. ...
1
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1answer
528 views

Is the php method md5() secure? Can it be used for passwords? [closed]

So executing a php script causes the form values to be sent to the server, and then they are processed. If you want to store a password in your db than you want it to be a cryptographic hash(so ...
3
votes
2answers
117 views

What are recommended password reset mecanisms?

All, I'm developing a small, non-commercial web app. I'm trying to decide how to help a user who might have lost their password. I need a mechanism that is, in order of priority: 1) User friendly; ...
0
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1answer
150 views

Controlling Access using htpasswd and htaccess

I've got a bit of a peculiar problem on my site. I'm using a .htaccess and .htpasswd file to protect the root of the site. This works great, but when I try to view a video file on my site, it prompts ...
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3answers
380 views

Using two salts for user authentication?

When storing user credentials in a database, we all know that hashing the password is the bare minimum you should do, but salting it before hashing is better. The salt should be randomly generated, ...