hp alm password decryption

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im trying to do a workflow script with "len" to measure length of password entered in alm upon log on to authenticate but when doing so the result is inaccurate as the password entered on log on screen is encrypted for instance if the password is BLANK (no values) the statement LEN on password may return 305 because even an empty password is encrypted. Make a long story short i’d like some of code to convert encrypted passwords into decrypted password so the number of characters can be counted accurately and build some code around that to enforce users to have a password with a minimum of 10 characters. thanks

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i was able to do it by setting all passwords initially as blank then the code checks for length special characters upper case lower case one number and won't let the user in until password meets that criteria works fine

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Hi jgf8u12,

Unfortunately what you are asking is not possible. The encryption is not able to be broken by standard means and recovery of passwords are not possible. Allowing either of these to occur would create a huge security risk and therefor is not permitted. However what you could do as a work around is to enable LDAP authentication for the ALM system and then your LDAP Administrators can set password policies on the system and this would require the user to meet certain standards in their everyday passwords and this would be the password that the user account would use for authentication into HP ALM, essentially enabling the password length you want required.

As of now there are requests with HP to allow for this limitation to be set but it has not been insttituted.

Hope this helps,
Dan

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