Msg#: 4227046 posted 1:30 pm on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
It depends on the encryption type you use to create the password hash in the .htpasswd file. Default the crypt() function is used which was the default *nix encryption method for passwords. That encryption method is limited to the first eight characters as you already noticed. You can use SHA encryption by adding the -s parameter to the htpasswd utility if you create the passwords from a *nix command line. SHA hashes are not limited to the first eight characters of a supplied password.