Authenticate Joomla User Credentials Programmatically

Sometimes we need to authenticate Joomla user credentials inside a component, module or plugin. The obvious way is querying Joomla user table in the database though we need to hash the password with md5. ¬†But alternatively, there is more efficient¬†way to get it done via Joomla API. Here is the code snippet I’m using.

I think the code is self-explainable. Apparently Joomla API functions do all dirty works for us.

Cheers !!!

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