Password length

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Chris Tonkinson

23 Apr, 2013 08:38 PM

Why is there a limit on password length? Typically this indicates that passwords are not being stored in a secure fashion, which I'm sure isn't the case...

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tiger Team on 23 Apr, 2013 08:49 PM

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    Padded, hashed, salted. There's no particular reason for the 40 characters, but it's been that way here since at least 2007, and in fact pre-dates our usage of git.

  2. 2 Posted by Chris Tonkinson on 23 Apr, 2013 08:55 PM

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    Glad to hear it. In fact, if there were a yearly Internet contest for "right answers," I'd wager this would win second place, just behind whatever Jonathan Goldsmith submitted.

    Cheers!

  3. Chris Tonkinson closed this discussion on 23 Apr, 2013 09:07 PM.

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