LKBEN11375: How to generate a MD5 hash with md5sum


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to create a MD5 hash wich can be used as password

Cause

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Solution

To generate an md5 hash you can use the md5sum command. e.g.

echo -n newpassword | md5sum

This will generate an md5 hash for newpassword. Please note the -n which will send newpassword without newline to md5sum. Otherwise it will not be the same and will not work.

The generated password can be used for a glassfish JDBCrealm. Such a realm used jdbc to query the user password.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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