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C Function

I am using AB_RFC_X_SCRAMBLE_STRING C function to scramble password before storing it. Is there a compementary function DESCRAMBLE to convert scrambled text to original password. I need this to present it to user for changing it.

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  • Aug 07, 2004 at 01:15 AM

    If there is I have never found it. After all this would be a bit of a security hazard. If your programmers had the function to unscramble the password, they could take over anyone's account.

    What I have always done on a custom password change is ask the user for their old password. I then scramble it. The scramble routine is consistent, so if they typed in the correct old password the results will match the stored scrambled password.

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