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Re: System password authentication

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: System password authentication
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:30:02 -0400 (EDT)

Brian Murphy writes:
> The "else if" here authenticates a user if she has supplied a (non blank)
> password but the system password is blank, Why?

That code is checking the *repository* password, not the system
password.  An empty repository password means that *any* user-supplied
password should be accepted.  After all, if you don't have a password,
it would be a little silly to complain that you mistyped it.

-Larry Jones

What this games needs are negotiated settlements. -- Calvin

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