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I am trying to generate this kind of hashes programmatically:


But I can't identify what kind of hash it is. The hash comes from a .htpasswd file.

All the online htpasswd generators I tried generates different type of hashes.

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It's CRYPT encryption - an old default. You should probably use MD5 or SHA instead - see man htpasswd for more information.

How are you trying to generate your passwords? You could run htpasswd -n -b username password, but most languages probably have a library function for that already.

Perl example:

perl -e 'print crypt("passwordgoeshere","salt") . "\n"'

The second parameter is the salt. As Gerard points out it's better to use a random string as salt.

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This is REALLY insecure. Part of your unencrypted password will show up in the returned digest (in this case it's the "pa" in "papAq5PwY/QQM"). You should use random characters instead: – Gerald Combs May 12 '11 at 19:28
I missed that! Thanks @Gerald. – Eduardo Ivanec May 12 '11 at 19:29

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