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How to rehash legacy passwords in Symfony

by Ivan Kvasnica, 07.02.2017

So you've decided to send a legacy project to his well-deserved retirement and write a nice, clean code instead. But there is an asset you cannot throw away. Users.

If you care about web security at least a bit and you haven't lived in a cave for the last couple of years, you might have heard of a fact that storing users passwords in plaintext is a bad thing. So even your legacy project did hopefully use a hashing algorithm. But since you care about the security, you would like to use bcrypt for all users. Right now.

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