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Encryption Method

Encryption Method

Encryption Method


I need to validate a User Id and password against an Ellipse 5.2.3 database (MSF020).

Any ideas as to what encryption method or module I can use
to validate the password.

I need to implement this validation in a legacy java application.


RE: Encryption Method

The Ellipse subroutine msssec.cbl calls an external executable crypt (uses a standard Unix DES-based encryption algorithm) with the password (padded to 10 characters with white space) and a salt based on the userid (check msssec.cbl for the salt calculation).
The returned value from crypt is truncated to 10 characters and stored (or compared with during sign-on) in the field pass_word of the database table msf020.
So you could download a version of crypt from the internet and re-create the salt and compare the Ellipse password via a JDBC connection to the database, however this does not mean you can bypass the Ellipse Login process when creating a connection with Ellipse using the Ellipse API’s.


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