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Password hash and config file toubles

Postby bjbqd » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:27 am

Hi, I am running OJS 2.1.0.

First, I am trying to change the password of our administrative user by updating the admin user's password in our database. I see that in the config file it says the the encryption is sha1, but when I use sha1 in mysql on the original admin password it is not equal to the saved password hash in the database.

Also, I how do I call a variable in the config file which I added from a php file in the page directory.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Password hash and config file toubles

Postby asmecher » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:30 am

Hi bjbqd,

See http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6582&start=0 for information on how password hashes are generated.

To get settings from the configuration file, use the Config::getVar function (see e.g. lib/pkp/classes/core/String.inc.php for an example).

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Re: Password hash and config file toubles

Postby bjbqd » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:11 pm

Thank you both solutions worked perfectly. I did not know the hash was made of username and password.
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