Ken Crocker Consulting, Inc.


Provider of quality Electronic Engineering design services.

Digital/Analog Hardware
Firmware/Software Design
Systems Engineering
Project Management


Specializing in VHDL FPGA design, high speed digital and low noise analog circuit design, from concept through preproduction.


Please contact:
Ken Crocker, Principal Engineer
Tel: (858) 677-9971
Fax: (858) 677-9973
San Diego, CA
email:

Need to encrypt a password for Wiki access?
Before you proceed, a gentle reminder that the security of your data on this site is only as strong as the weakest password protecting it. Since you are creating your own password, its strength is up to you. Good passwords contain at least 8 uppercase, lowercase, numeric and non-alphanumeric characters interspersed. Use one of the following tools for guidance:
https://www.bennish.net/password-strength-checker/
http://www.passfault.com
http://comparitech.net/password-strength

Note that password strength tools (including these) have their own strengths and weaknesses!

Because MD5 is no longer considered a secure hashing function, I'm requiring all new accounts be encrypted using the "bcrypt" algorithm, cost 8. The Aspirine web site below is convenient because it allows one to input a user name. Enter your <plain text username><space><plain text password> in the left pane and click the "Generate htpasswd content" button below the right pane. If you use a password encrypter that doesn't include a place to enter your username, you'll have to prepend it with a ':' separator to form the user name / encrypted password ASCII output. The result you email to me should have the following form:

myusername:$2a$08$2CmisqIlCTsK5ty0BXah..8LGd//avIF8OeJ8eKoxp9JS92F1ZIEC

If you forget your username or password, you'll have to email me another encrypted line since I won't be able to help you otherwise. If you want to change your username or password from time to time, please feel free to send me another encrypted line. I'll be happy to oblige.
To encode a password, you can use one of the following links or the bcrypt htpasswd generator of your choice:
http://aspirine.org/htpasswd_en.html - Also contains a password strength checker
https://www.dailycred.com/article/bcrypt-calculator
https://www.devglan.com/online-tools/bcrypt-hash-generator
https://www.browserling.com/tools/bcrypt