[OWASP-Security101] Storing of password in application config file

Erki Männiste Erki.Manniste at webmedia.ee
Wed Apr 4 08:36:01 UTC 2012

I was just reading about this here :


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From: security101-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:security101-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Wei Chea Ang
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 4:58 PM
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Subject: [OWASP-Security101] Storing of password in application config file

Hi all,

What is the recommended way of storing password in an application config file?

Is it recommended to store the hash value or the encrypted value of the password?

Will application be vulnerable to pass the hash attack if application authenticate by comparing the hash value?

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Wei Chea
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