[Mediawiki-l] How to export user password from Mediawiki MySQL database to OpenLDAP

Alexis Moinet alexis.moinet at fpms.ac.be
Thu Aug 23 07:17:45 UTC 2007

Yifan (Eric) Jiang a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I am currently working in a project which requires to exporting user
> information from Mediawiki MySQL database to OpenLDAP directory (with
> Berkeley database). Everything is fine except the password issue. I am
> not sure what hash algorithm does Mediawiki use to hash user password,
> (But I guess it may be MD5). However, I can't get the same hash value by
> using OpenLDAP slappasswd with {MD5}, {SHA}, {SMD5}, {CRYPT} AND {SSHA}
> algorithms. Therefore I am wondering if any one has similar experience
> that can share with me. Any hints, tips would be much appreciated!
> Thanks
> Eric Jiang

the password stored in the database is something close to :

1. md5 (password)
2. md5 (1. and user id)

though it might actually act a little bit differently, it was the idea when I last looked at it

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