Joomla 1.5 Password Encryption


March 17, 2010


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Joomla! 1.5 uses md5 to hash the passwords. but see details here
When the passwords are created, they are hashed with a 32 character salt that is appended to the end of the password string.
The password is stored as

To see how this is tested for authentication take a look at plugins/authentication/joomla.php lines 80-116.
Here’s a Java class to check and create Joomla-format passwords:


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