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File: /lib/TWiki/Users/HtPasswdUser.pm Function: passwd [line 198]

ObjectMethod passwd( $user, $newPassU, $oldPassU ) -> $boolean

Implements TWiki::Users::Password

If the $oldPassU is undef, it will try to add the user, returning 0 if they are already there.

If the old password is not defined it means it's a new user and should be added. Therefore, a new encrypted password must be generated using $this->encrypt [line 110] and it's last argument (boolean) should be set 1 so it is a fresh.

It the old password IS defined, it means it wants to change the password, however it calls $this->encrypt with the last argument (boolean) set to 1 (true) which is incorrect.

A simple solution is to define a variable flag telling if it is a 'fresh' or not encryption.

No, that's not right. You don't want the encoding to remain the same. If a user changes their pass, the encoding should change, even if it is changed to the same password. So passing 1 to encrypt whenever a password is changed is correct, IMHO.

The tests actually check for this smile


Summary HtPasswdUser::passwd function always calls encrypt as fresh
ReportedBy GabrielAraujo
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required

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