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From Michael Ho <michael...@unn.ac.uk>
Subject general/4681: htpasswd.exe limit on password length
Date Thu, 01 Jul 1999 14:31:10 GMT

>Number:         4681
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       htpasswd.exe limit on password length
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul  1 07:40:01 PDT 1999
>Originator:     michael.ho@unn.ac.uk
>Release:        1.3.6
Microsoft Windows 95b
htpasswd.exe seems to have a limit on password length on the win32 build 1.3.6.
A password of 10 characters seems to fail, but a password of 5 characters works.

Is it me or is there a password size limit in htpasswd.exe ?
If so, it doesn't tell you in the program!

For the 1.3.6 Win32 apache server build, use htpasswd.exe to add a user and for password enter
a password such as 'blacktulip' authentication will fail with a password mismatch, change
password to 'tulip' and it works.


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