Commons Codec
  1. Commons Codec
  2. CODEC-104

Add a function for the classical Unix crypt(3) hash

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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.7
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      Description

      The Sun Java APIs lack a function for the classical Unix crypt(3) hash that was used in e.g. /etc/passwd or Apache htpasswd and is still widely used dispite the availablitity of better algorithms like MD5 or SHA.

      Apart from me cursing Sun for producing monster crypto APIs but missing the little things that one really needs, there are already several Apache projects
      that implemented UnixCrypt for their own:
      org.apache.directory.studio.ldapbrowser.core.utils.UnixCrypt
      org.apache.fulcrum.crypto.impl.UnixCrypt
      and maybe others

      bye,

      christian

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            Reporter:
            Christian Hammers
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