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Other Editions => Other Editions - Help and Support => Topic started by: stanorj on November 27, 2006, 02:43:02 PM

Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: stanorj on November 27, 2006, 02:43:02 PM
The passwords generated by the yahoo widget version differ from that produced by the internet explorer beta and the on-line version using IE.

The master password is identical, as is the hash algorithm and required length, and all remaining fields are blank.  I have selected the default character set in widgets, and left the online sets untouched so I assume they are also the default set.

Any ideas where I might be in error?
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: Eric H. Jung on November 27, 2006, 02:47:48 PM
Which hash algorithm are you using?
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: stanorj on November 27, 2006, 04:46:08 PM
Quote from: stanorj
The passwords generated by the yahoo widget version differ from that produced by the internet explorer beta and the on-line version using IE.

The master password is identical, as is the hash algorithm and required length, and all remaining fields are blank.  I have selected the default character set in widgets, and left the online sets untouched so I assume they are also the default set.

Any ideas where I might be in error?


Quote from: stanorj
The passwords generated by the yahoo widget version differ from that produced by the internet explorer beta and the on-line version using IE.

The master password is identical, as is the hash algorithm and required length, and all remaining fields are blank.  I have selected the default character set in widgets, and left the online sets untouched so I assume they are also the default set.

Any ideas where I might be in error?


I am using SHA-256 in all versions.
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: Eric H. Jung on November 27, 2006, 09:12:35 PM
HMAC-SHA-256 or SHA-256? This is very important.
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: stanorj on November 28, 2006, 04:58:58 PM
Quote from: Eric H. Jung
HMAC-SHA-256 or SHA-256? This is very important.

SHA-256
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: Eric H. Jung on November 30, 2006, 12:04:20 AM
Well, then I suggest you check the character sets. 99% of the time people with the problem you're experiencing have different character sets specified in the different editions.
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: stanorj on November 30, 2006, 10:43:13 AM
Quote from: Eric H. Jung
Well, then I suggest you check the character sets. 99% of the time people with the problem you're experiencing have different character sets specified in the different editions.


I suspected that might be the trouble, but I had hoped there might be an easier solution. I will have to check the sets in detail.

Thanks anyway for your help.
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: stanorj on November 30, 2006, 11:44:43 AM
Quote from: stanorj
I suspected that might be the trouble, but I had hoped there might be an easier solution. I will have to check the sets in detail.

Thanks anyway for your help.

Further to my previous reply, and following your advice, I found that the Yahoo Widget version does not include a backslash "\" in the default character set.

I inserted it - after "]" (should it make any difference where it appears in the list)- and it now produces the same passwords as the other versions.

Thanks again.
Title: Different passwords generated
Post by: Eric H. Jung on November 30, 2006, 03:55:31 PM
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(should it make any difference where it appears in the list)-
Yes! The location in the list makes a big difference.