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Topic: iRedMail ban on special characters in password?

==== Required information ====
- iRedMail version: 0.8.7
- Store mail accounts in which backend (LDAP/MySQL/PGSQL): MySQL
- Linux/BSD distribution name and version: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server
- Related log if you're reporting an issue:
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Previous iRedMail version did not prevent use of special characters in password for postmaster and MySQL.  Why are they banned in the latest version?  E.g. Password may not contain special characters like $ or #.

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Re: iRedMail ban on special characters in password?

Some special characters have special usage in shell scripting, for example, $ is used for variable substitution. If you type 'abc$def' as password, it will be 'abc' + value of variable 'def'.

It's ok to reset the password with special characters after iRedMail installation.

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Re: iRedMail ban on special characters in password?

Excellent, and thank you.
Used the (https://[servername]/iredadmin/) administration web interface to change the postmaster password.
     Admins > Settings > Password
Used command line (sudo mysqladmin -u root -p'abc' password '123456') to change MySQL password from 'abc' to '123456'

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Re: iRedMail ban on special characters in password?

If you would provide command line to change postmaster password, that would be quite nice.