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From Bo Berglund <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Cannot get Apache 2 basic authentication working with CRYPT on Win7
Date Wed, 01 May 2013 10:40:08 GMT
On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:06:50 -0400, Jeff Trawick <>

>> > I cannot understand why they left that out of Apache when compiling
>> > for Windows....
>> I'm sure there is a good reason. I have yet to see ASF do anything
>> without one.
>no comment ;)
>> Maybe someone else can articulate the rationale.
>* Windows doesn't come with a crypt()-equivalent API.  (Or didn't for a
>long time??????)
>* APR-Util doesn't support any third-party libraries for
>crypt()-equivalence on Windows.
>* Consumers of APR-Util like htpasswd don't think crypt()-equivalent is
>available on Windows and would need to use some different construct to
>detect availability of crypt()-equivalent passwords in APR-Util.
>* Somehow we made it this long without [m]any people caring.
>The work could be done, of course...  Whether crypt()-ed passwords are
>important enough now to justify the effort from a volunteer as well as the
>work of the related projects to review and test the code is unclear...

The Pascal code (I program PC software in Delphi) I use to
create/decode CRYPT:ed hashes is about 600 lines including constant

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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