Using a Salt Value with the user password

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I would like to know the reason behind using a Salt Value with the user password. In addition, please clarify how it is used in the encrypted value and where it is stored?
 

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Using a Salt Value with the user password

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Hello Marise,

The reason why the salt value has to be used with a password is mainly to enhance the security of that mechanism. If it ever happens that two people end up sharing a password, the salt value is meant to make sure that the password will not be so obvious, otherwise a person who happens to share the same password with another will easily manipulate the password of the other person in case a random salt value for the password is not assigned.

So using the password for the salt value simply boosts the security and protects against an attacker.

 

Hope this helps.

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Mahesh Babu

 

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