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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Tuesday August 18, 2009
03:43 PM

Authentication

[ #39486 ]

The Web site now has authentication. Naturally the passwords are encrypted.

Currently login is useless for you because I don't offer any way of signing up, but it will be useful for me. And in the long run, it will help when I start adding administrative features. However, my deadline to flying to the US approaches (Sunday) and I doubt I'll have much hacking time for a couple of weeks.

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  • If you are the only one who has a login currently and the site is on your internal network and you only access it from your internal network, the rest of my post is premature.

    However, if you connect to it over the internet, having the password encrypted locally does very little good, as there is *more* danger of passwords being captured as they traverse the Internet.

    So long as the rest of the site is secure, local storage of passwords is a fairly moot point.  I feel certain that the primary reason that

    • I absolutely agree that it should only go over https. Right now, it's an insecure password for development only. I wouldn't open this up if I thought it was insecure.