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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ACCUMULO-3736) Underscore in password causes problems
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:03:59 GMT
Christopher Tubbs created ACCUMULO-3736:

             Summary: Underscore in password causes problems
                 Key: ACCUMULO-3736
             Project: Accumulo
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Christopher Tubbs

A user reported that they were unable to authenticate to Accumulo (1.4.x) after setting a
password which contained an underscore.

Steps the user performed:

# Create new user in the shell using root
# Set password, containing underscore on this new user
# Switch to that user in the shell, it worked
# Log in to the shell directly, using "-p" on the shell's command-line did not work
# Using the Java API did not work

The failure was "BAD_CREDENTIALS".

I suspect he experienced some strange platform encoding issue with how we serialize passwords
to byte arrays internally, but this needs further verification (especially to check to see
if it applies to more recent versions).

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