Small password bug for POP accounts?

mikajo

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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.
 
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bdraco

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[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..
 

Brad

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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]