I want to know what data type and encryption type best to use in a database for user passwords. Thank you in advance.

  • WordPress uses md5 – Mayeenul Islam Oct 31 '19 at 4:16
  • @MayeenulIslam, Thanks , can we use another type in wordpress such as SHA1 and other types? – Lucifer Levi Oct 31 '19 at 4:19
  • You can jump start from here: stackoverflow.com/q/1045988/1743124 – Mayeenul Islam Oct 31 '19 at 4:26
  • WordPress already handles encrypting passwords (not just using md5, by the way). Why are you asking? What are you trying to do? – Jacob Peattie Oct 31 '19 at 4:34
  • @JacobPeattie, I am trying to create a table in myphpadmin for users and their passwords. So I ask what data type should I used and encryption type for password security. – Lucifer Levi Nov 2 '19 at 3:04

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