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UNIX Password

v1.2 - 22 May 2005
(203,092 bytes)

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Encode UNIX Password

Encode UNIX Password is a simple Windows application that allows user names and passwords to be encoded into a format suitable for use with UNIX systems, in particular for the Apache web server running on UNIX to restrict access to your web site to authorised users. This allows new users to be added to the .htpasswd file locally on the PC, without needing to run a script while online to encode the passwords. Once updated, the file will still need to be FTP'd to your web site.

Release 1.1 - adds the ability to update the password file directly rather than copying via the clipboard, to encode lists of users names and passwords, and to be run with command line arguments from other applications.

Release 1.2 - corrected a problem with long user names causing word wrapping in the encoded data window and a corrupted password list.

The readme file explains how to create the .htaccess and .htpasswd files needed to restrict web site to authorised users. But note that not all Apache web servers support authorisation so check with your hosting company first.

If you need to generate UNIX passwords from a programming language, there are two alternatives:

  • TDESCrypt component for Delphi 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2005,2006, 2007 and 2009 created by Herzog Samuel.
  • DESCryptX is an ActiveX control from OS Systems Ltd which uses the same TDESCrypt component and includes examples in Visual Basic and Delphi. It could also be used from ASP. 

Encode UNIX Password is free.

Update Windows Registration Details

Update Windows Registration Details is a very simple Windows application designed to change the registered windows user name and company (organisation). These details are normally specified during installation of windows, but may not reflect the name of the current PC owner or may be have been set to something like 'Pre-Installed User' by a lazy supplier or dealer.

If the application is running on a 64-bit edition of Windows, two sets of registration details are shown, for 32-bit and 64-bit applications. They may currently be the same, or different, and two buttons allow them to be copied to each other.

Note that Administrator security access is required to update the windows registration details and a warning is provided if this is not the case.

Please note that some software packages may be configured to expect specific windows registration details, and will fail if they are changed.

Update Windows Registration Details is free.

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