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#1   x0backslash0x

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 19:01

I am unable to login on the addon page using this account. Every time I get the following error message
"User name or password are incorrect."

Another account I created is succesful though (Paddy Tester)

#2 ONLINE   Harald Ponce de Leon

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:58

Hi Paddy..

Could it be that your password has special characters? Can you try with a simpler (but secure) password and see if it works?

Kind regards,
Harald Ponce de Leon

#3   x0backslash0x

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 16:05

You are right Harald, it was the special characters.

Once the password was changed to leave out the special characters, I could use this account to login on the addons page.

Still, I feel a bit naked now without special characters.

But why does the addons page login not accept special characters in the password as the forum does? (out of sync password policies perhaps)

Edited by x0backslash0x, 15 March 2012 - 16:08.


#4 ONLINE   Harald Ponce de Leon

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 16:11

Hi Paddy..

But why does the addons page login not accept special characters in the password as the forum does? (out of sync password policies perhaps)


I don't know - can you post an example password (with special characters) to test out?

Thanks,
Harald Ponce de Leon

#5   x0backslash0x

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 23:58

sorry for the late reply, I kind of lost track of this topic.

Anyway, here is a list of passwords that I tested with the results written in parenthesis
  • justsomerandompass (works)
  • justs0mer4n0domp4ss (works)
  • justsomer_andom-pass (works)
  • justs0mer_4nd0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs0méR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
  • jusTs0meR_4nD0m-pàss (failed)
  • jusT&s0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
  • jusTs(0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
  • jusTs'0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
  • jusTs=0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs+0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs*0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs/0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs\0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
  • jusTs.0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (works)
  • jusTs<0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
  • jusTs>0meR_4nD0m-p4ss (failed)
so to summarize, the following special characters seem to be valid:
  • _ (underscore)
  • - (hyphen)
  • = (equal sign)
  • + (plus sign)
  • / (forward slash)
  • . (period or dot)
From looking at the failed results, any other special character not in the above list seems to break
the password when used to login on the addon page.

My first guess would be that the valid characters are made up off exclusively math operators, though I am not sure about the underscore. Also both parenthesis are missing from that list to complete the set.

Another guess might be that only the typographic characters contained in the basic ASCII set are valid, but
parenthesis and the ampersand being invalid contradict this theory.