Originally Posted by neil6179
So my question is can I use a SHA1 or MD5 hash (preferably SHA1) to authenticate instead of using the MySQL ENCRYPT() function. That is to say in the tutorial the “password” field of the 'users' table will contain the SHA1/MD5 hash as opposed to the result of the ENCRYPT() function.
I really don't know if this can be done... I tried several days until I got this encryption working, so I don't know if you can use other encryption mechanisms...