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  • A Better way to Migrate Passwords

    I've had this idea for quite a while, and I have actually seen this "idea" in-use by other software.

    Basically, when Importing from another board, such as phpBB3, or another similar software that employs a different hashing method, you could add a flag to all imported users that have not logged in. When that flag is picked-up upon login, the old board's hasing system is "borrowed" to authenticate that member, and then the raw password that was just submitted can be used to store the new vBulletin password hash.

    Does this make sense? I do believe that MyBB already uses such a thing for some of its importers.
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    Great minds think alike, I made the same suggestion almost 4 years ago to the day!
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    • #3
      And as with all the other suggestions over the years, this will not be done till vBulletin supports handing off authentication nativaly.

      ImpEx dosen't not and will not change the way vBulletin works, it's data model or set a precedent of using hacks.

      I know of several ways of achieving this, though none of them will be implemented for the above reason.
      I wrote ImpEx.

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