Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246285
SSL Cert Creation Step doesn't accept common characters for password
Last modified: 2008-04-02 20:24:54 EDT
Description of problem:
<cdoerbec_> we ran install.pl (had issues with NIS, so disabled that too, not
<cdoerbec_> answered the questions
<cdoerbec_> then server cert generation failed when password had a $
The error output in the log was:
ERROR: web servers's SSL certificate/signing failed, did you mistype your password
$ is common enough character that it should be allowed in the SSL cert password,
right? Can we loosen up the allowed characters for this?
The problem did not seem to be with us not accepting the password characters
deliberately, rather not passing them correctly.
With the changes in the way we call external program and pass parameters to
them, done under bug 253602, dollar sign does not pose a problem now.
As such, moving ON_QA.
The release note might go like:
The bug which prevented dollar sign ($) to be used in SSL certificate password
Thanks, Jan. Will go into release notes for 5.1.0. as follows:
A bug was fixed that prevented dollar signs ($) from being used in SSL
verified in build 28
5.1 Sat GA so Closed for Current Release.