password-protection

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  • #8315

    caprica
    Member

    just curious – why don’t our passwords get ***-ed out within the admin panel when protecting individual posts?

    #8565

    cornell
    Member

    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

    #8588

    drmike
    Member

    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. :)

    #8600

    cornell
    Member

    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)

    #8613

    drmike
    Member

    And then when you look in the database and it’s MD5 encoded. :)

    #8614

    cornell
    Member

    If you can get to the database – don’t forget you’re hosted on wp.com… :)

    #8616

    wank
    Member

    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? ;)

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