Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 96986
rhn_register does not allow non-alphanumeric characters in the password
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:05:24 EST
Description of problem:
My password on RHN contains a non-alphanumeric character (e.g. "#"). I have no
problem logging on to RHN via a browser. However, the rhn_register application
refuses to accept the same set of password characters allowed on the RHN site.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
up2date v3.1.23 rel 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a password on rhn (ex. zazo#xxx)
2. confirm rhn login works with the password
3. exec rhn_register with the same username and password used in (2)
Problem registering user name:
password contains character `#'
Error Class Code: 15
Error Class Info: The username contains invalid characters.
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This bit me too using up2date v3.1.23 rel 2. Work-around: changed password to less
secure password on rhn. Sigh...
fixed via server side changes