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TWikit->Foswiki md5 password file not working

Migrating from TWiki to Foswiki. Windows OS, Foswiki password handling using md5 encryption. Copied user pages to Main and old TWiki password file to new foswiki but foswiki does not recognize any of the passwords. If I reset my password, foswiki removes all passwords from the file replacing them with a string:

"Enter your LoginName. (Typically . . ."

For new users or after password reset it works.

However, I don't want to have to make all users re-register.


The default encryption mechanism ist crypt(). You can set the encryption mechanism in configure in the section Security Setup --> Passwords -> {Htpasswd}{Encoding}. Have you already tried that?

-- OliverKrueger - 30 Aug 2009

I am experiencing the exact same issue. The config instructions recommend crypt for Linux, besides, if you use a differenent encryption, will that not authenicate to the existing md5 file ??

-- DavidPontzer 24 Oct 09

see Tasks.Item2287. I need more information to track this down. If anyone with this issue can add more detailed info, and even better, email me a htpasswd file that exhibits this issue, I'd be thankful.

-- SvenDowideit - 29 Oct 2009

QuestionForm edit

Subject Upgrading from TWiki to Foswiki
Version Foswiki 1.0.6
Status Task filed
Topic revision: r6 - 05 Feb 2010, OliverKrueger - This page was cached on 06 Aug 2020 - 13:43.

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