[Zope] exUserFolder mysql authentication, password question

J Cameron Cooper xdoclet at jcameroncooper.com
Tue Feb 10 12:58:38 EST 2004

Ivar van Duuren wrote:

> I'm currently looking into the possibility of replacing our own 
> home-made content management system with Zope/Plone. We have a mysql 
> database we will want to continue to use. I have installed 
> exUserFolder, to be able to use user information stored in this 
> database for authentication.
> Now that's almost working, the only thing is that exUserFolder is 
> expecting passwords to be encrypted; which they are not.
> Is there a way of telling exUserFolder that it should work with 
> non-encrypted passwords?


My reading above (from a few simple searches) suggests that XUF should 
allow you to choose your password hash somehow. You can probably set it 
to "plain" or something, or provide a "hash" method that hashes a string 
to itself. You'll have to check the doco or code to see exactly where.


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