January 13, 2006

Secure Java Apps on Linux using MD5 Crypt

Anonymous Reader writes "If you are a security developer and need to interface a Java application with the local operating system user registry, what do you do? This article gives you the answer: UNIX/Linux PAM-compatible systems that use authentication based on the GNU MD5 extensions to the crypt() system call. A pure Java implementation of MD5 crypt can provide a simple interface that can be used by Web applications to authenticate against the local UNIX registry."

Link: ibm.com/developerworks


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