Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

MegaBBS import and passwords

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • MegaBBS import and passwords

    After a few small issues, including threads not coming in, and no connection to my mssql db, I was able to complete the test import mostly successfully with the great advice/help I found through search in this forum.

    Everything looks like it transferred over correctly except user passwords. I tried to get a couple of people testing the new forum and they report they cannot log in.

    Is this a known issue with the MegaBBS import, in that all the users will have to reset their passwords, or is this something with my import?

    Obviously I'd rather have those transferred over then not, but I understand the different nature of different databases and they way they store passwords, and that this might not work.

    Thanks!
    -Tom

  • #2
    This is the best way to deal with passwords :

    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_passwords
    I wrote ImpEx.

    Blog | Me

    Comment


    • #3
      Totally get it, but I was questioning this part of the instructions

      The details for each importer should list if they can be imported or not.
      Where are the details for MegaBBS so I can see if the pws were supposed to come in and it was an error, of if for MegaBBS they are not *suppposed* to work.

      Thanks!

      Comment


      • #4
        It's a Tier 2 importer so detailed info is not available:

        http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_module_dump
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
        Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

        Steve Machol Photography


        Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


        Comment


        • #5
          ImpEx imports the password from members.password and expects it to be plain text.
          I wrote ImpEx.

          Blog | Me

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Jerry View Post
            ImpEx imports the password from members.password and expects it to be plain text.
            Thanks for the answer. That takes care of it. Since megabbs is sha1, I don't think I can convert those back to plain text for the import

            Or do you know of a way to do that?

            -Tom

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by trhoppe View Post
              Thanks for the answer. That takes care of it. Since megabbs is sha1, I don't think I can convert those back to plain text for the import

              Or do you know of a way to do that?

              -Tom
              Not at the moment, the only inputs ImpEx can take is plain text or unsalted MD5, so it's back to this :

              http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_passwords
              I wrote ImpEx.

              Blog | Me

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Jerry View Post
                Not at the moment, the only inputs ImpEx can take is plain text or unsalted MD5, so it's back to this :

                http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_passwords
                Yup, thats what it sounds like! Thanks again for your help

                Comment

                widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
                Working...
                X