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Plain Text Authentication Backend

Since the release 2013-05-10 “Weatherwax”
see AuthPlain plugin page

For releases 2012-10-13 “Adora Belle” and older
see info below

This backend uses a plain text file conf/users.auth.php to store user information and passwords. Passwords are stored using one way encryption (aka. hashing).


The backend will be enabled with the authtype configuration option

$conf['authtype'] = "plain";

(this should be in your conf/local.php )

File Format

Empty lines, and everything after a # character are ignored. Each line contains a colon separated array of 5 fields which are:

To create MD5 hash values from a string you could use the script encode/decode. Due to the much better built-in functions of DokuWiki this script is deprecated and only stored here for nostalgia.




Since conf/users.auth.php is a plain text file, it can be edited with any text editor.