C++ Password

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi ,

In C++, I want to write one password program.
I mean , when I am entering the password through console the characters should not display on the screen . While entering the input string how to mask this input with out displaying on the console.

Question by:Sekhar_ee
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by:Mayank S
ID: 8165334
Read the characters in an array using getch () (so that they are not displayed on the screen) and for each character typed, print a '*' character using cout.


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einsamer_schuetze earned 60 total points
ID: 8165581

try this (mayankeagle's idea in sourcecode :D)


#include <stdio.h>               //for printf()
#include <conio.h>               //for _getch()

int main()
     char     password[64];
     int          count;

     printf("Please insert password : ");

     count = 0;                                   //counter reset

          password[count] = _getch();          //fetching of input (ASCII)

          if(password[count] == 13 ||          //if ENTER (ASCII '13') or array is full
             count == 63)
               password[count] = '\0';          //setting the array delimiter
               break;                              //end of while

          count ++;

     printf("\n\nYou've entered : \"%s\"\n",password);

     return 0;


greetings from germany (GMT+1)11:38AM


Expert Comment

ID: 8169345
Are you using VC++ or Borland or ANSI C++???

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