• Subject: Re: How to preserve password change date
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:27:15 -0800


At 10:22 PM 11/18/97 -0600, you wrote:
>In message <199711181410.GAA18330@animal.blarg.net>, From John Earl 
><johnearl@lns400.com>, the following was written:
>> If so, couldn't I retrieve the encrypted password, do
>John Earl,
>I don't believe the password can be retrieved from the encripted
>password. At least my understanding of it is that it is a one way only
>process. The best you can do is compare two encripted values to
>determine if they are equal, which is what the operating system is
>supposed to do. 

Yes, you're right.  But prior to the introduction of the
"GetEncryptedPassword' and 'PutEncryptedPassword' API's this might have been
an extremely duifficult task.  Now it's not difficult, just time consuming.

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