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Is it possible to encrypt the database password in the Joomla configuration file?

Example : change public $password = 'xxxxxx';

by : $password = hash;

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No. But what you can do if you want to hide this information is to place the configuration.php outside the public_html folder (if you want someone who has access to the public_html directory not be able to read the configuration.php file).

However, this, in my opinion, is a futile experiment, since if the person with access to the public_html folder can upload a PHP file which can read the configuration.php file.

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Dont waste your time. If someone has access to your site in order to read that file then they can do anything that they want to do.

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