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.


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

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