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Small password bug for POP accounts?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikajo, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. mikajo

    mikajo Registered

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    Hi,

    One of my customers found a little bug in CPanel.
    When he is adding a new POP account, he assigns a emailname and password. He is using more than 8 characters for the password field.

    CPanel says that this account has succesfully been created and shows the password once again.

    In fact, CPanel only saves the first 8 characters of your password. You can type whatever you want after those 8 characters and they will be simply ignored.

    Can this be fixed ? They want to use longer passwords.
    If it is not possible, maybe there can be a text added like 'There is a maximum of 8 characters for the password field'

    Thanks!
    John.
     
  2. bdraco

    bdraco Guest

    [quote:64bb9a32b6][i:64bb9a32b6]Originally posted by mikajo[/i:64bb9a32b6]

    Hi,

    One of my customers found a little bug in CPanel.
    When he is adding a new POP account, he assigns a emailname and password. He is using more than 8 characters for the password field.

    CPanel says that this account has succesfully been created and shows the password once again.

    In fact, CPanel only saves the first 8 characters of your password. You can type whatever you want after those 8 characters and they will be simply ignored.

    Can this be fixed ? They want to use longer passwords.
    If it is not possible, maybe there can be a text added like 'There is a maximum of 8 characters for the password field'

    Thanks!
    John.
    [/quote:64bb9a32b6]

    Thats a problem with the underlying unix crypt function.. this cannot be changed..
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Well-Known Member

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    Just change the field input length in the template to 8 characters, I believe they are set at 15 for Iconic ..


    [quote:0d5abb4271][i:0d5abb4271]Originally posted by bdraco[/i:0d5abb4271]

    [quote:0d5abb4271][i:0d5abb4271]Originally posted by mikajo[/i:0d5abb4271]

    Hi,

    One of my customers found a little bug in CPanel.
    When he is adding a new POP account, he assigns a emailname and password. He is using more than 8 characters for the password field.

    CPanel says that this account has succesfully been created and shows the password once again.

    In fact, CPanel only saves the first 8 characters of your password. You can type whatever you want after those 8 characters and they will be simply ignored.

    Can this be fixed ? They want to use longer passwords.
    If it is not possible, maybe there can be a text added like 'There is a maximum of 8 characters for the password field'

    Thanks!
    John.
    [/quote:0d5abb4271]

    Thats a problem with the underlying unix crypt function.. this cannot be changed..[/quote:0d5abb4271]
     
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