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  • Resolved haidago

    (@haidago)


    Hi!

    The WP password, is it encoded in MD5? Base64? or SHA-1?

    In fact, I have to migrate users table from non-WP website to WordPress. But the password is encoded differently.
    Is it possible to change WP encryption?

    I wonder if someone what is the following encryption:
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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Please don’t post password hashes like that. Just posting a hash by itself won’t gain you anything.

    The WordPress password hash defaults to MD5.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_hash_password

    In fact, I have to migrate users table from non-WP website to WordPress. But the password is encoded differently.
    Is it possible to change WP encryption?

    I hope not. 😉 Passwords use a 1 way hash and you can’t decrypt them or that would not be very practical or secure.

    What are you attempting to migrate from? There may be an importer already.

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content

    If not then you may need to get info from the other software authors to see what your options are.

    haidago

    (@haidago)

    Thanks for answerting. The non-Wordpress was developed from scratch, there is no existing importer.

    The password of the users table to import was encoded with PHP function: password_hash(). This is why I ask the question how to change encoding in WordPress core.

    haidago

    (@haidago)

    ok ok, I don’t need to reencode or to change anything

    In fact, the encrypted password already contains several informations. There is no problem for wordpress to understand it.

    I import the users contents. It works without changing anything.

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