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Unclear Documentation [Mar. 27th, 2002|03:52 pm]
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The documentation for 'login' isn't very clear on the format for the hpassword entry. I've just verified independently that you can pass the MD5 hash as a string of hexadecimal digits, rather than %xx encoded character-bytes. Hence:


Just thought that might help someone someday. I had to use trial and error to figure it out.


[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-03-27 12:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't know anyone actually hex encoded the hash password ;)
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From: evan
2002-03-27 01:57 pm (UTC)
LJ Docs: "Password as an MD5 hex digest."

Google -> first hit on "hex digest" ->
"A hex digest will be 40 characters long."
"...The above example would print out the message
Digest is 6df23dc03f9b54cc38a0fc1483df6e21"

A "digest" is the output of the MD5 digest algorithm, while a hex digest is a hexidecimal encoding of that. So in a sense, it is actually fully documented.

But yeah, it's not too clear. What do you suggest?
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[User Picture]From: jingoro
2002-03-27 02:32 pm (UTC)
Link to the spec? Or preferable to me, provide the sample I gave, which is the correct MD5 digest for the test password 'test' and provide the link as additional information (websites come and go...)
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