appcomm

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I am in the process of moving sites from an older server (Cobalt RAQ4) to a WHM/cPanel managed server running RHE 3.

As I was duplicating the FTP accounts on the new server in preparation for the migration, the account creation in cPanel errored out because the password I tried to use included non-alphanumeric characters. (In this case, it was an *).


Of course, the *easy* thing to do would be to reset the password using acceptable characters. This won't work as there are many automated FTP PC's that daily login on this account to pick up files.....and it has been working so long that NOBODY knows how to get into the remote automation PCs and edit the FTP script to change the password!

So, all that to say....is there a way to create an FTP account on a RHE 3 server using WHM/cPanel and force it to take a non alphanumeric character in the password?

TIA!
 

appcomm

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Does anyone know if the "unable to use a non alphanumeric character" for an FTP password is a WHM/cPanel requirement or is it imposed by the OS (RHE3)?
 

appcomm

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Anyone? Still looking for a solution - how to use a non-alpha character in an FTP password? Is this possible?
 

sourcesound

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I know this thread is old, but, I ma having this problem as well, but, only after a cpanel upgrade, I was able to use non alpha-numeric characters for years with cpanel until I just upgrade the other day. Need to get that capability back.

Tom