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Hey, I''m new to MD5, I''m trying to use it in my program, but it doesn''t decryipt it when I need it to. Well that''s a given because when I use other usernames and passwords, it works fine. But when I use a password that I used MD5 on....it says I don''t belong on my own site. Does anyone know why?

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Original post by demonrealms
Hey, I''m new to MD5, I''m trying to use it in my program,
but it doesn''t decryipt it when I need it to. Well that''s a given
because when I use other usernames and passwords, it works fine.
But when I use a password that I used MD5 on....it says I don''t belong on my own site. Does anyone know why?


perhaps you should be more specific.. for example, *I* know you''re talking about MD5 encryption, but somebody else is going to think you''re talking about the MD5 file format for doom 3
OT though, i have no idea why you''re having that problem..

-eldee
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You say ''decrypt'', but MD5 is not an encryption. It creates a kind of ''checksum'' from a string. You could use it as a kind of one-way encryption, but still there is no ''decrypt'' part. The way you would use it to store passwords ''securely'' is to store the MD5 hash of the password, and then to check the password, you compare the MD5 hash of what was entered to the stored hash. If they match, the password probably matches (not guaranteed, but its impractical to find an arbitrary string that has a certain MD5 hash)

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