How are passwords stored?


I’m wondering how user passwords are stored. Are they hashed, salted + hashed, or plaintext?

If they’re hashed or salted and hashed, what are the details and are we able to adjust these settings? Even if it means file modification, I’m willing to do so if you can direct me to the proper theme or plug-in files.

Thank you,

This is implemented on the WordPress level (HivePress just uses the WP authentication, users, etc), as far as I know all passwords are hashed, salted and stored in wp_users database table. We use native WP functions like this one for registering users wp_insert_user() | Function | WordPress Developer Resources so the rest is done by WordPress.

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