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Export Patrons report has passwords encrypted

Christopher Davis-2
Dear Colleagues,

My library needs to regularly send to a vendor a list of our patrons'
library card numbers and passwords/PINs so that they can authenticate
patrons. The only way which I have found to do this is to use the "Export
Patrons" report found at <
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/SQL_Reports_Library#Export_patrons>.
Unfortunately, the passwords in the report are encrypted and are not given
in cleartext. I am glad to see that Koha does not just give out passwords
in cleartext, but is there a way to make this work?

Thank you,

Christopher Davis
Systems & E-Services Librarian
Uintah County Library
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Re: Export Patrons report has passwords encrypted

Chris Cormack-7
Hi Christopher

On 01/12/17 11:52, Christopher Davis wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
>
> My library needs to regularly send to a vendor a list of our patrons'
> library card numbers and passwords/PINs so that they can authenticate
> patrons. The only way which I have found to do this is to use the "Export
> Patrons" report found at <
> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/SQL_Reports_Library#Export_patrons>.
> Unfortunately, the passwords in the report are encrypted and are not given
> in cleartext. I am glad to see that Koha does not just give out passwords
> in cleartext, but is there a way to make this work?
>

Nope, the passwords are not stored in the clear anywhere, it's a one
directional encryption, there is no way to go back.
(On purpose of course)

Chris

> Thank you,
>
> Christopher Davis
> Systems & E-Services Librarian
> Uintah County Library
> [hidden email]
> (435) 789-0091 <14357890091> ext.261
> uintahlibrary.org
> basinlibraries.org
> facebook.com/uintahcountylibrary
> instagram.com/uintahcountylibrary
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Re: Export Patrons report has passwords encrypted

Christopher Davis-2
​Paul and Chris,

Thank you for your comments. After consulting with the vendor (OverDrive,
Inc.), it looks like we will not need to send the passwords after all [sigh
of relief].

Cordially,​


Christopher Davis
Systems & E-Services Librarian
Uintah County Library
[hidden email]
(435) 789-0091 <14357890091> ext.261
uintahlibrary.org
basinlibraries.org
facebook.com/uintahcountylibrary
instagram.com/uintahcountylibrary


On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 4:46 PM, Chris Cormack <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hi Christopher
>
> On 01/12/17 11:52, Christopher Davis wrote:
> > Dear Colleagues,
> >
> > My library needs to regularly send to a vendor a list of our patrons'
> > library card numbers and passwords/PINs so that they can authenticate
> > patrons. The only way which I have found to do this is to use the "Export
> > Patrons" report found at <
> > https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/SQL_Reports_Library#Export_patrons
> >.
> > Unfortunately, the passwords in the report are encrypted and are not
> given
> > in cleartext. I am glad to see that Koha does not just give out passwords
> > in cleartext, but is there a way to make this work?
> >
>
> Nope, the passwords are not stored in the clear anywhere, it's a one
> directional encryption, there is no way to go back.
> (On purpose of course)
>
> Chris
>
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Christopher Davis
> > Systems & E-Services Librarian
> > Uintah County Library
> > [hidden email]
> > (435) 789-0091 <14357890091> ext.261
> > uintahlibrary.org
> > basinlibraries.org
> > facebook.com/uintahcountylibrary
> > instagram.com/uintahcountylibrary
> > _______________________________________________
> > Koha mailing list  http://koha-community.org
> > [hidden email]
> > https://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha
> >
> _______________________________________________
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