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New Authentication Methods [Apr. 14th, 2004|08:39 am]
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Apparently clear authentication (password and hpassword) is deprecated - is there any documentation on authentication using cookies or challenge/response?

[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2004-04-15 12:25 pm (UTC)
Where are you seeing this? In the CSP documentation, for the 'login' methods of both the Flat and XML-RPC interfaces, it doesn't say that they're deprecated.

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[User Picture]From: otheronetruegod
2004-04-15 12:31 pm (UTC)
http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/ljp.csp.xml-rpc.login.html which is the link in the original posting.

Direct quotes:
- password(optional):

[scalar](required) DEPRECATED. Password of user logging in in plaintext. If using the "clear" authentication method, either this or "hpassword" must be present.

- hpassword(optional):

[scalar](required) DEPRECATED. MD5 digest of user's password. Not much more secure than password, but at least it's not in plain text.

You may want to clear your cache.
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2004-04-15 12:35 pm (UTC)
How very strange. I just reinstalled, that shouldn't have been in my cache. But, it appears you are correct :)
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