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  • MartinElkj√¶r
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    How to change password encryption/decryption algorithm Link to this post


    I'm migrating a lot of users (2200+) to SS from another system. The passwords for all the users are encrypted using the Blowfish algorithm (using java and BCrypt )

    My question is: How can I tell SS to use this algorithm ??
    I've been looking at the _config.php in sapphire and my gues is that I need to register at new password encryptor with "PasswordEncryptor::register" ??

    Any help ?

    Best Regards,

  • Pigeon
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    Re: How to change password encryption/decryption algorithm Link to this post

    Great question!

    This page can help with regards to the basic concept, but to understand how to use your own custom encryption requires digging a bit deeper into how SilverStripe works.

    First, you need to start by creating your "encryptor" class in mysite/code/. See the in-built password encryptor for SS to give you a base to work from. You want to create a class like so:

    class MyEncryptor extends PasswordEncryptor {

    You should be able to define your encryption algorithm in there.

    You then need to register your encryptor and then assign it to be used. Something like this in your mysite/_config.php:


    Then you should be good to go!

    Hope that helps you out.

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