How passwords are encrypted in FlexiCapture 12?

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How passwords are encrypted in FlexiCapture 12?

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The passwords in FlexiCapture 12 are stored as a hash. The hash is received by encrypting the password using the SHA-256 algorithm.

Sample code for calculating the password hash:

public static string GetPasswordHashWithSalt( string login, string password )
       {
           string salt = GetPasswordSha256Hash(login.ToUpper());
           return GetPasswordSha256Hash(password + salt);
       }
       private static string GetPasswordSha256Hash( string password )
       {
           Encoding enc = Encoding.GetEncoding("UTF-16");
           byte[] buffer = enc.GetBytes(password);
           var cryptoTransformSHA256 = new SHA256CryptoServiceProvider();
           string hash = BitConverter.ToString(cryptoTransformSHA256.ComputeHash(buffer)).Replace("-", "");
           return hash;
       }

SHA-256 is a cryptographic (one-way) hash function, so there is no direct way to decode it. The whole purpose of a cryptographic hash function is that you cannot reverse it. 

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