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solkmaaker
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Posted: 29 June 2020 at 9:31am | IP Logged Quote solkmaaker

How come admin can see all users passwords in clear text?
This raises some security concerns.
What is the purpose of this?
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Posted: 29 June 2020 at 11:54pm | IP Logged Quote Igor

The passwords are not stored in clear text, they're stored in an encoded manner, but that has to be a two-way encoding rather than hashing as passwords are submitted over to mail servers.

Also, I believe the only way for admin to view passwords in clear text is by using EAV viewer to browse the database directly - and in that case, having passwords displayed in clear text makes sense to us.

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Posted: 30 June 2020 at 1:59am | IP Logged Quote solkmaaker

Yes, i was talking about EAV viewer.

I was just wondering what purpose storing password has, since user has to enter credentials when he logs in every time anyway.
And also, if superadmin account gets compromised, result would be that every user account is compromised too.
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Posted: 30 June 2020 at 2:15am | IP Logged Quote Igor

The primary purpose is to make sure users can add multiple accounts to their primary account ("Add New Account" button of "Email Accounts" screen of Settings area) and then switch between those with a dropdown tool.

If you wish, you can disable EAV viewer by setting "Disabled" to "true" in data/settings/modules/EavObjectViewer.config.json file.

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Posted: 30 June 2020 at 2:30am | IP Logged Quote solkmaaker

OK, with multiple accounts, it makes perfect sense.

Thank you for answers.
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