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From "Marc Fromm" <>
Subject [users@httpd] htpasswd and special characters
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:33:17 GMT
I have been working with htpasswd and .htaccess to limit access to a

When I create a user with htpasswd and specify a password with the
symbols '$', '&', or '!' I cannot log into the website. When I specify a
password without those symbols I can log into the website.

The man page for htpasswd did not state certain special characters are
not allowed.

Is there a reason why I can't use the $, &, or ! symbol?


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