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Hello,

I imported all my links from Links 2.0 and now all of the link users have a username but no password. I would like to set the password in the database to their ID and email all of them telling them how to change their password to whatever they want. How can I do this?



Thanks

Shane
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If the passwords are unencrypted you could simply issue an SQL command:



update prefix_Users set Password = Username



Then send an email to all your members. But, this leaves a big security hole, as anyone who knows a Username, knows how to log on with it.

You could write a short script to put a random string of characters into the password field, then send a message to your users telling them to request their password from the system. That is much more secure than doing it the other way.


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Thanks for the help pugdog, I went ahead and did that. Is there a sql command I can enter to make random passwords? I don't know how to make a script that would do it. Or has anymody made a mod so that users can change their passwords?



Thanks

Shane

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shane1800: Feb 17, 2002, 7:13 PM
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Hi,

You could try:

UPDATE Users SET Password = FLOOR(RAND() * 10000)

would give a user a random 5 digit number as their password.

Cheers,

Alex
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Thank you works great.
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Hi

I tried the

UPDATE Users SET Password = FLOOR(RAND() * 10000)


but all I get is the same 4 digit number on every record.

I'm on a MS SQL Server, could this be the problem.?

Regards

minesite