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    My company is building an intranet site, it will include a vbulletin forum for our sales and marketing people to use. I will be transferring all of our posts and users from phpbb to vB.

    my question: Are the vB user passwords in mysql encrypted? i was planning on having our tech people share the same user/pass for the intranet as the forum. will this be possible? Will vB share the user/pass if i have our coders write up some sort of authentication scheme that checks the vB database?



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    Theres no modern forum software today thats not encrypting passwords when storing them in the database, so the answer is yes vBulletin encrypts passwords.

    Im not sure about the password algorithm, but i think its encrypting it like:
    $encrypted_password = md5(md5($password) . $user_salt);


    • #3
      Our passwords are hashed using MD5 in a double algorithm that looks like:


      The salt is a random three digit string created at user registration. You can review the API for vBulletin at In particular interest would be the User Datamanager that would allow you to create users in the system programmatically. There is also single signon documentation and articles available at which is the member-helping-member modification community for vBulletin.
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      Wayne Luke
      The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
      vBulletin 5 API


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