Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151328
Up2date generates an error when a user's password begins with an asterisk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
Description of problem:
When a user's password begins with an asterisk, the up2date utility (both
graphical and text) returns with an error that the password cannot be all asterisks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to enter a password that starts with an asterisk
2. Observe the result
password can not be all asterisks '*'
Error Class Code: 15
Error Class Info: The username contains invalid characters.
An error has occurred while processing your request. [...]
As a side note, the RHN web site DOES allow a password of all asterisks.
Looks to be just reporting the error message the server is
sending back, so opening a bug against the server code.
Keeping this bug open till the exception in the cli is handled
Adding this to the RHN Update Agent for RHEL 3 U6 tracking bug - just to make
sure we don't lose it while making sure it's really only server side.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155379 ***