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

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Mon May 11 07:53:09 PDT 2020

Issue #3027 has been updated by liweitianux.

Status changed from Feedback to Closed
% Done changed from 0 to 100

I committed a fix based on your patch in df29799be511167585aaaa3250904e87e4b54c4c.  Thank you very much.

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

* Author: liweitianux
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: installer
* Target version: master
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)
0001-Installer-allow-special-characters-in-passwords.patch (5.71 KB)

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