[mod_python] Question about get_basic_auth_pw()

Dominique.Holzwarth at ch.delarue.com Dominique.Holzwarth at ch.delarue.com
Fri May 23 09:37:29 EDT 2008

Hi all

Does anyone have an idea how the function "get_basic_auth_pw()" manages to decrypt the user password stored as MD5 inside the auth-file into its clear text version?
I'm asking cause I maybe have to convert the MD5 passwords into the clear texts passwords myself and wondering how this is possible as normaly those passwords shouldn't be decryptable (i think) and authentication should be done by matching 2 MD5... =)

Would be cool if someone has an idea what could be the trick! :-)


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