mysql has ENCRYPT() which will do the job


-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Folk-Williams [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 28 July 2003 21:05
Subject: [PHP-DB] un-encrypting passwords


I've got a PHP/MySQL site that uses a simple user table to check for a valid
username/password match when logging someone in. I encrypted the passwords
using mysql's PASSWORD() function. I now realize that was probably not the
best choice, because I don't think it's possible to un-encrypt them. I want
to add a feature that allows users to request to have their password emailed
to them.

Can anyone recommend a better method for encypting passwords and how to
unencrypt? (is there a function in PHP for this? Or a different MySQL



Sam Folk-Williams
Service Team Leader/Webmaster
Rise, Inc -- Creative Partnerships South
(952) 884 8330 (V);  (952) 884 8371 (F)

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