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Encrypt Password/userid on the client side before being sent to server.  RSS feed

 
lekurwale amol
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Hi,
I am facing the following problem related to client browser security.
On the login page, the client for whom i am working, wants me to use some 'hashing' kind of algorithm to achieve password/userid security. Here, some javascript or whatever way, a algorithm will run, which will encrypt the password/userid before being sent to the server. I am using SSL, but still the clients wants the above mentioned security.

Regards,
Amol

 
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That makes no sense. SSL will handle the encryption. Any additional encryption on the client is nonsense since it is impossible to hide the encryption algorithm. Anybody will be able to see how it's done.
 
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Topic closed as this question was duplicated elsewhere.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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