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Running the Password Hashing Utility
This topic describes how to hash user passwords using the hashpwd.exe utility. The hashpwd.exe utility is located in the directory
\bin (Siebel Server installation directory) or
\bin (Siebel Mobile or Developer Web Client installation directory).
You can hash passwords using the RSA SHA-1 hashing algorithm or the siebelhash algorithm. The procedures in this topic describe how to hash passwords using both algorithms.
When you have hashed user passwords using hashpwd.exe, store the hashed password values in the directory or database, as appropriate. For information on storing hashed passwords, see Guidelines for Password Hashing. For information about the password hashing options mentioned in the procedures in this topic, see About Password Hashing.
The following procedure describes how to run the hashpwd.exe utility using the default password hashing algorithm, RSA SHA-1.
To hash passwords using the RSA SHA-1 algorithm
- To hash passwords using the RSA SHA-1 algorithm, run the utility using one of the following syntaxes:
- To hash individual passwords, use the following syntax:
hashpwd password1 password2 ...
hashpwd -a rsasha1 password1 password2 ...
- To hash multiple passwords using a batch file, enter the passwords into a batch file (for example, the file might be named passwords.txt), and then specify the filename using the following syntax:
The following procedure describes how to run the hashpwd.exe utility using the Siebel proprietary password hashing algorithm.
To hash passwords using the siebelhash algorithm