»Are login passwords on the server salted?

Discussion in 'Help related questions' started by FoxtrotCentauri, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. FoxtrotCentauri

    FoxtrotCentauri Mod Mod

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    As above. Anyone know?
     
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  2. Verang

    Verang aka iHasShadowHD Staff Member HeadAdmin

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    Can you elaborate? You mean saved? No, they're not. P.S. wrong category.

    Edit: moved.
     
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  3. sjc7375

    sjc7375 Newbie Member

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    SALTing is a method of cryptography for further protection of passwords when they're stored.
     
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  4. FoxtrotCentauri

    FoxtrotCentauri Mod Mod

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    As sjc said, are passwords on the server saved as plaintext or are they encrypted?
     
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  5. TheRagingCrafter

    TheRagingCrafter Ancient Poster Member

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    What do you mean they're not 'saved?' If they're not saved or stored in a database, how would they be retrievable when a player tries to log in? lawl
     
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  6. Xeph

    Xeph Big Mood Admin

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    Hello @FoxtrotCentauri,
    I would say that the passwords would be encrypted incase they were ever leaked onto external services for protection measurements. Though I am not certain of this outcome, so I would advise you to ask a Head-Admin+ who may have insight regarding this.

    ~ xeph xo
     
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  7. Diyon335

    Diyon335 Staff Moderator Staff Member HeadAdmin

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    Yes, they're encrypted
     
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  8. donalddoyson

    donalddoyson Factions Co Head-Admin HeadAdmin

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    A password looks like this for us:
    OSDAHJFG09DFRG0ESAUGASDG0DSFUFG0A(*^F0sd7g08sf7g

    Something like that.
     
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  9. ChilledA

    ChilledA Grasshopper Member

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    There's a major difference between encryption and SALTed. And yes that's kinda a stupid question anyways. Why would you store a password in a database in plain text lol?
     
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