How can I Retain Clients Passwords on Migration from Active Directory?

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After recently acquiring a product platform for my organization, I have a concern that makes me seek assistance. This is about how we are to store data on our customer authentication. After weighing a number of options, we decided the most convenient and cost effective way is an active directory, for which we have a support team. Later, though, we may have to go for a simpler more sustainable option, and this is the real cause of my worry.

How do we retain our current clients’ passwords bearing in mind that we may need to change servers?

How do we prevent a situation where our clients are forced to update passwords as a result of this? Is it possible after moving to active directory we can obtain the passwords, replicate the hashing algorithm and change safely?

Thank you.

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How can I Retain Clients Passwords on Migration from Active Directory?


You can't replicate the hashing algo as far as I know. Because if we can do so, then the purpose of the algo is dead. However you can try the following things to save the passwords.

  • Create a new database in the server consisting of table of client’s information.
  • Create trigger that for every user who logs into the website, its get fired and it stores the client IP address, user name and password in the database.
  • Send an email to all your clients that you are going to update the server and you all need to login and save your data.
  • So they all login and all the information will go into the new database.
  • When you update the server, assign the old passwords to their respective usernames and you are done.
  • There is no need to do something else.

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