CRYPT_CHECKSALT

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libxcrypt  

NAME

crypt_checksalt - validate a crypt setting string  

LIBRARY

Lb libcrypt  

SYNOPSIS

In crypt.h Ft int Fo crypt_checksalt Fa const char *setting Fc  

DESCRIPTION

checks the setting string against the system configuration and reports whether the hashing method and parameters it specifies are acceptable. It is intended to be used by programs such as login(1) to determine whether the user's passphrase should be re-hashed using the currently preferred hashing method.  

RETURN VALUES

The return value is 0 if there is nothing wrong with this setting. Otherwise, it is one of the following constants:

CRYPT_SALT_OK
setting is a fully correct setting string. This constant is guaranteed to equal 0.
CRYPT_SALT_INVALID
setting is not a valid setting string; either it specifies a hashing method that is not known to this version of libxcrypt, or it specifies invalid parameters for the method.
CRYPT_SALT_METHOD_DISABLED (Not implemented, yet)
setting specifies a hashing method that is no longer allowed to be used at all; crypt will fail if passed this setting Manual intervention will be required to reactivate the user's account.
CRYPT_SALT_METHOD_LEGACY (Not implemented, yet)
setting specifies a hashing method that is no longer considered strong enough for use with new passphrases. crypt will still authenticate a passphrase against this setting, but if authentication succeeds, the passphrase should be re-hashed using the currently preferred method.
CRYPT_SALT_TOO_CHEAP (Not implemented, yet)
setting specifies cost parameters that are considered too cheap for use with new passphrases. crypt will still authenticate a passphrase against this setting, but if authentication succeeds, the passphrase should be re-hashed using the currently preferred method.

 

FEATURE TEST MACROS

In crypt.h will define the macro CRYPT_CHECKSALT_AVAILABLE if is available in the current version of libxcrypt.  

BUGS

Since full configurability is not yet implemented, the current implementation will only ever return CRYPT_SALT_OK (0) or CRYPT_SALT_INVALID when invoked.  

PORTABILITY NOTES

The function is not part of any standard. It was added to libxcrypt in version 4.3.0.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
Thread safetyMT-Safe

 

SEE ALSO

crypt(3), crypt_gensalt3, crypt(5)


 

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NAME
LIBRARY
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
FEATURE TEST MACROS
BUGS
PORTABILITY NOTES
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO
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