en WordPress.com Forums › Ideas password-protection Author Posts March 31, 2006 at 2:57 pm #8315 capricaMember just curious – why don’t our passwords get ***-ed out within the admin panel when protecting individual posts? March 31, 2006 at 6:14 pm #8565 cornellMember Because no-one else should be able to see them anyway? You’re going to share them with people so that they can view the post so it’s more of a deterrent (sp???) than security anyway. Just a thought! Collin April 1, 2006 at 3:29 pm #8588 drmikeMember Actually its customary for passwords to be shown as ‘*’ for stuff like that. I know when I sign up someplace new, I always see them even though I would rather see what I’m typing. Hate to get my password wrong. :) April 2, 2006 at 8:51 am #8600 cornellMember Hmm. I must admit that I would rather (as it does) show the plain text password. Imagine six months down the line someone asks you for the password to the post that you protected: “Hmm, now, what the hell did I set it to? If only it was in clear text rather than those annoying asterisks…” :o) April 2, 2006 at 4:54 pm #8613 drmikeMember And then when you look in the database and it’s MD5 encoded. :) April 2, 2006 at 5:03 pm #8614 cornellMember If you can get to the database – don’t forget you’re hosted on wp.com… :) April 2, 2006 at 6:53 pm #8616 wankMember So you’d have to send the admins a feedback begging them to reset the password on that post… Does this answer the original question? ;) Author Posts The topic ‘password-protection’ is closed to new replies.