Werk #14386: Recommend using htpasswd with bcrypt

Component Site management
Title Recommend using htpasswd with bcrypt
Date Sep 22, 2022
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.1.0p15 2.2.0b1
Level Trivial Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

The welcome message displayed by omd create now recommends setting the password for cmkadmin using htpasswd -B -C 12. This way htpasswd will use bcrypt with a work factor of 12 instead of MD5 to hash the password, which is consistent with the behavior when setting passwords in WATO.

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