[RADIATOR] Using unix crypto ?

Heikki Vatiainen hvn at open.com.au
Tue Apr 13 17:25:05 UTC 2021

On 13.4.2021 16.56, Patrik Forsberg wrote:

> I’m trying to use something like $2y$ crypto from a sql query but .. 
> either I’ve failed in generation of the hash (using php password_hash) 
> or something is missing to allow Radiator to verify against this hash .. 
> so I’m wondering if there are any package that is needed ?

Hashes $2a$, $2x$ and $2y$ are passed to Perl's crypt() function which 
in turn uses libc's crypt(), at least for some hashes. For this reason 
Radiator's ability to use $2y$ currently depends on the OS it runs on.

Looking at our tests, for example CentOS/RedHat 8 and Ubuntu 20.04 are 
supposed to have bcrypt but, for example, Debian 10 (buster) is not 
supposed to work. In other words, 'bad password' is always expected on 

> I’ve tried Crypt::Blowfish and Crypt::UnixCrypt but they made no 
> difference whatsoever.. also tried installing the mcrypt package .. 
> still no difference.. ☹

Might be that Authen::Passphrase::BlowfishCrypt would be better. It 
seems that other than $2a$ is not supported on all bcrypt based modules. 
But in any case, because Radiator currently only uses crypt(), it would 
need code changes in addition to finding a module that would work.

> I’m running this under a Debian Linux 10 (buster).
> I’ve tried to put radiator into trace mode(trace 9) but it doesn’t show 
> anything wrong either (other then “bad password”).. and the passwordlog 
> shows the correct password being received and the hash is what is 
> expected from the sql.. so it is apparent that it is Radiator that 
> decides that the password is wrong for some reason..

To summarise: at this point $2y$ support depends on the OS Radiator runs 
on. OS independent support would need code changes so it's not 
immediately possible with, for example, having suitable modules installed.


Heikki Vatiainen <hvn at open.com.au>

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