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encrypted passwords (i need help ASAP!)

encrypted passwords (i need help ASAP!)

encrypted passwords (i need help ASAP!)

I am in the process of implementing password protection for some areas of my website using .htaccess and .htpasswd files. I have a member database (saved as a text file) with members listed in the following format:

membership number;
lastname, firstname
membership number;
lastname, firstname

I would like to use a Perl script to create the .htpasswd file, because the htpasswd program on my web server is disabled.  I am using the crypt() function to encrypt the passwords, but I don't know what to write to make to script check to database and select the lastname as the username and the membership number as the password.  Can you help me?

RE: encrypted passwords (i need help ASAP!)

This is typed from memory and may have minor syntax problems, but hopefully the flow will be helpful.

# read the existing passwd file and stuff it into a hash
open(PASS,".htpasswd") ¦¦ die;
while (<PASS>) { $buff .= $_; }
close PASS;

@members = split(/--------------------/,$buff);
foreach $member (@members)
    @parts = split(/\n/,$member);
    $memberPasswds{$parts[0]} = $parts[2];

# since you can not un-crypt passwords, you must crypt what the user submits and
# test that against the stored password

$user = $FORM{'user'}; # user from html submit
$pass = $FORM{'pass'}; # password from html submit
$pass = crypt($pass);    # crypt the submitted password

# get stored password for the submitted user.
$storedPass = $memberPasswds{$user};

# check submitted against stored.
unless ($pass eq $storedPass) { print "Go Away";  }

keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

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