1 password.inc user_check_password($password, $account)

Check whether a plain text password matches a stored hashed password.

Alternative implementations of this function may use other data in the $account object, for example the uid to look up the hash in a custom table or remote database.

Parameters

$password: A plain-text password

$account: A user object with at least the fields from the {users} table.

Return value

TRUE or FALSE.:

File

core/includes/password.inc, line 234
Secure password hashing functions for user authentication.

Code

function user_check_password($password, $account) {
  if (substr($account->pass, 0, 2) == 'U$') {
    $stored_hash = substr($account->pass, 1);
    $password = md5($password);
  }
  else {
    $stored_hash = $account->pass;
  }

  $type = substr($stored_hash, 0, 3);
  switch ($type) {
    case '$S$':
      // A normal Backdrop password using sha512.
      $hash = _password_crypt('sha512', $password, $stored_hash);
      break;
    case '$H$':
      // phpBB3 uses "$H$" for the same thing as "$P$".
    case '$P$':
      // A phpass password generated using md5.  This is an
      // imported password or from an earlier Backdrop version.
      $hash = _password_crypt('md5', $password, $stored_hash);
      break;
    default:
      return FALSE;
  }
  return ($hash && $stored_hash == $hash);
}