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Information on $mosConfig_password and $mosConfig_secret in configuration.php of a joomla 1.0.12 installation?

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The configuration.php file in a joomla 1.0.12 installation has :
$mosConfig_password and $mosConfig_secret

What are $mosConfig_password and $mosConfig_secret used for?

Where can I find official documentation for these 2 vars?
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$mosConfig_password = 'password'; is the password that the user is using to connect to the database.

mosConfig_secret is a random number generated when you install Joomla for the first time. So is a fairly unique identifier of a Joomla site.

Not really an official document ..but from one of the Joomla developer's blog
http://www.joomla.org/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,33/p,28/

mosConfig_password - I don't know if there is any official mention, but you will see from what you input while going through the Joomla  installation.  Hope this helps :)

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Thanks joomlaegg. That cleared up my doubts.

Please monitor this thread...I will post the link to next question here.

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next question at https://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Open_Source/Q_22623023.html

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