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Password hashing and insertion

  • frosty024

    frosty024 - 2011-05-25

    Okay, So I'm monkeying with MySQLdb... Basically, I am creating a script that
    can be run for our administrators to simply type data and have it inserted
    into server_ftp table. Everything works, except I cannot get the hashed
    password to insert into the "password" field in the table. I'm sure there is
    an issue with my coding. Any ideas?

        import MySQLdb
        conn = MySQLdb.connect (host = "****",
                                user = "****",
                                passwd = "****",
                                db = "server_ftp")
        user = raw_input("Enter username: ")
        passwd = raw_input("Enter password: ")
        clear = raw_input("Enter password again: ")
        homed = raw_input("Enter home directory: ")
        import hashlib
        def mysql_password(passwd):
                Hash string twice with SHA1 and return uppercase hex digest,
                prepended with an asterix.
                This function is identical to the MySQL PASSWORD() function.
                pass1 = hashlib.sha1(passwd).digest()
                pass2 = hashlib.sha1(pass1).hexdigest()
                return "*" + pass2.upper()
        cursor = conn.cursor ()
        cursor.execute ("INSERT INTO vhosts (userid, password, clearpw, homedir) VALUES (%s, %s, %s, %s)", (user, passwd, clear, homed))
        print "Number of rows affected: %d" % cursor.rowcount
  • Andy Dustman

    Andy Dustman - 2011-05-25

    You're making it much too hard. Just change your query to make use of the
    built-in PASSWORD() functon:


    INSERT INTO vhosts (userid, password, clearpw, homedir) VALUES (%s,
    PASSWORD(%s), %s, %s)


    That should do the trick. But your real bug is, you never called
    mysql_password() to get the hashed password.


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