Does anyone know if the one-way hashing algorithm used by Oracle (817) to store user passwords is available anywhere? If so, what is the link?
(or procedure to call to return hashed value)
We are attempting to provide a change password utility in Mod SQL (PL/SQL Gateway) but to verify the users existing password, we cannot change the existing password temporarily as per Tom Kyte's suggestion
as the user profile does not allow similar passwords to be used.
We are wondering if we can use the same hashing algorithm to hash the existing password they enter, and compare it to the actual existing password for verification before changing their password to the one desired.
Thanks (a newbie to EE).