I need to import customers from the other shop system (oxid e CE) to Magento 1.9. The best result would be reusing their password, so the customers can log in with their existing data into the new shop.

As far as I know, oxid uses md5 hash plus salt for encryption. Is it possible to use these both fields to generate a md5 hash that Magento can use?

If not possible, I would try to display a message on login attempt for the imported customers that they will receive a mail with a link to reset their password. What would be the best approach for this method?

I think something like to pre-dispatch the login event and to check if this customer is one of the imported and has not reset his password.

  • If you save password just in md5 ,magento will accept and customer can login into your site Oct 17, 2015 at 10:43
  • Is there any way to combine the md5 hash and the salt to achieve this?
    – Nirmi
    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:34
  • well i am not sure about that, your can check in core class for more details Oct 17, 2015 at 11:37
  • ok will have a look. if i found something ill post that here
    – Nirmi
    Oct 17, 2015 at 17:57

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If you tell us how OXID is hashing the passwords, we might help you.

Magentos passwords look like this:

$this->hash($salt . $password) . ':' . $salt

An example: 027dfe2d795846ea0687514b0338d464:zj in newer Versions, the hash is longer. It is important to see, that there is no seperator between salt and password and salt comes first.

In CE $this->hash() is md5() in EE it is some sha function.

Long story short: If OXID is hashing the same way you can just import the passwords, if it doesn't have a look into https://github.com/ikonoshirt/pbkdf2. I implemented an more secure way for password storing with PBKDF2 and for this I implemented a migration path to check wether the password is stored the new or the old way, you can use the same technique.

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