[development] Security and Drupal
chris at xtfer.com
Sun Jan 9 10:39:39 UTC 2011
This is standard website stuff. If you want to make your passwords secure, use an SSL certificate.
Googling will get you plenty more results.
On 09/01/2011, at 8:23 PM, FGM wrote:
> You can configure your site to use https on pages where you want to login; that way the auth information does not cross the net in clear form. It takes some planning to do correctly, though, especially if you don't want the whole site to be accessed over S-HTTP, for performance reasons.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Austin Einter" <austin.einter at gmail.com>
> To: <development at drupal.org>; <support at drupal.org>
> Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 9:36 AM
> Subject: [development] Security and Drupal
> Hi All
> I just made a site using Drupal6.2 and in front page I have kept "user login" block. I hosted this site using some third party web server.
> I tried to login to new site from my PC using my user name and password and prior to that I was capturing the packets those were being send/received by my PC.
> By checking few packets content I could figure out the user name and password in plain text.
> So it looks others can see these packets and get the administrative user name and corresponding password and hence can modify site content and it is really dangerous.
> I assume people must have thought of it and there should be some way to make sure username and password should be encrypted by default hence avoidimg third party role in site content modification.
> Please guide in this regard and provide some pointers how can I make username/password secure while logging in sites based on Drupal.
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