Shell programming - user prompts

I want to create a prompt that ask for the userid and the password.  This is not a problem but how do I get the password prompt to not show the password as it is typed in and show *'s or #'s instead?
jwdbaAsked:
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ahoffmannCommented:
stty -echo
read password?password:
stty echo
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HamdyHassanCommented:
stty -echo
( unix input command for password)
stty echo
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HamdyHassanCommented:
ahoffmann,
I didn't read your post, I was just working hard to remember this command , when I found it I just post with refreshing to see if somebody did it also.

jwdba,
this solution will make invisiable entry when the user unput his password, and I think you need to notify the user about that, otherwise he will think something wrong with his keyboard

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jwdbaAuthor Commented:
Thank you both.  I knew it was something simple, I just could not track down the solution.
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