[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #3027] (New) installer: password do not allow special characters

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Thu Apr 13 23:10:34 PDT 2017

Issue #3027 has been reported by liweitianux.

Bug #3027: installer: password do not allow special characters

* Author: liweitianux
* Status: New
* Priority: High
* Assignee: 
* Category: Other
* Target version: 
Yesterday I tried install DFly (4.8.0-release) within VirtualBox, and found that the *installer* do NOT allow *special characters* (":;,`~!@#$%^&*()+={}[]\\|/?<>'\" ") in the *password* field.  See also the attached screenshots.

On the other hand, I can set password with special characters using the "passwd" command after installation.  In addition, the *installer* allow special characters in the passphrase for disk encryption.

The corresponding source code is "usr.sbin/installer/dfuibe_installer/fn_configure.c" line 85:
#define	PW_NOT_ALLOWED	":;,`~!@#$%^&*()+={}[]\\|/?<>'\" "

Why place such a constrain on the user/root password?

dfly_4.8_password.png (7.08 KB)

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